Animal Production Systems 2 (VETS30032)
Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5Dual-Delivery (Parkville)
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Semester 2 - Dual-Delivery
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This subject examines the major intensive animal production systems in Australia and internationally, with a focus on the impact of management practices on the health and welfare of animal populations. Through industry-based placements as well as case-based syndicate work relevant to the major intensive production systems (poultry, pigs, fish and laboratory animals), students will develop an appreciation of the major determinants of profitability, productivity and sustainability of these industries, be able to describe the basic principles of breeding, management, nutrition, animal welfare and disease control as they relate to intensive animal production systems, and be able to specify where veterinary input may be important. Students will gain an understanding of the ethical and legal frameworks that govern the major intensive livestock industries in Australia, assuring the safe, ethical and legal production of food products.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to
- Use knowledge of major Australian and international intensive animal production industries (poultry, pigs, fish and laboratory animals) to analyse and influence the common production systems within them and the major determinants of profitability, productivity and sustainability
- Describe the basic principles of breeding, management, nutrition, animal welfare and disease control as they relate to intensive animal production systems and specify where veterinary input may be important
- Apply the ethical and legal frameworks that govern the major intensive livestock industries in Australia to assure the safe, ethical and legal production of food products by industry stakeholders, including veterinarians.
- Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- Have enhanced analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- Be able to seek solutions to problems through the application of knowledge, the ability to initiate and integrate new ideas, an appreciation of the broad picture of science, and an understanding of the importance and application of scientific method.
Last updated: 21 December 2022