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  • Monogastric ScienceANSC90004

    Offered:MarchYear:2019

    Formerly BIOL90023 This subject will examine agricultural systems of monogastric animal production before focusing on the developments in production, reproduction and product quality that are improving the industry. Topics examined include: Size, distribution and value of the pig, poultry and ...

  • Genetics and Animal BreedingANSC90006

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    Formerly BIOL90025 This subject covers recent advances in the application of genetics and breeding technologies to commercial animal improvement programs including: advanced reproductive technologies, quantitative and molecular genetics. Students will develop the skills to evaluate the potential...

  • Applied Animal BehaviourANSC30003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly DASC30005 This subject allows students to examine the behaviour of farm, companion and laboratory animals and highlights the processes and factors involved in cause and effect manipulating behavioural functionality. The subject will train students to describe, record and measure behavio...

  • Food Nutrition and HealthNUTR20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In modern western societies we are now experiencing the greatest health challenge to our way of life since the epidemics of contagious diseases of the middle ages. However the driving force for our modern epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases is not a pathogen but our own life...

  • Dairy SystemsANSC90009

    Offered:SeptemberYear:2019

    The Australian dairy industry has the third highest gross value of production of all the primary industries. Dairying is largely concentrated in Victoria (65% of total national production), and uses pasture as the main feed source for lactating animals. Dairy businesses are under increased pressu...

  • Animal Sci & Mgt Research Project Part 1ANSC40001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This honours research project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences aims to develop a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular problem, and to report on this in written and verbal form. Project definition is completed...

  • Animal Welfare and EthicsANSC30005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Previously BIOL30010 This subject develops knowledge and understanding of systems for regulating body function, and physiological and behavioural processes that are utilised by animals in response to environmental challenges. This basis will allow students to evaluate and assess animal welfare a...

  • Tropical Field EcologyZOOL30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This field work subject takes place in the Daintree Rainforest Observatory in Northern Queensland, and provides an overall perspective on the biology of Australian terrestrial animals, including both vertebrates and invertebrates. A key aim is for students to gain experience in designing and cond...

  • Animal Systems AnalysisANSC30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Effective management of animal systems requires an appreciation of the context in which that management is carried out. This context may be predominantly social, environmental or commercial or combinations thereof. The application of scientific knowledge in conjunction with an appreciation of con...

  • Comparative Nutrition and DigestionANSC20002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Formerly BIOL20003 This subject allows students to develop an awareness of the major physiological processes and metabolic basis of nutritional requirements; to understand the nutritional qualities of food, and develop skills to ensure a balanced diet can be formulated for a range of mammals; to...

  • Managing Production Animal HealthANSC30007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Previously DASC30017 In this subject, students will develop their understanding of the major factors influencing the health of production animals and understand how management of a production system is key to maximizing health, productivity and profitability. Students will learn about some of th...

  • Production Animal PhysiologyANSC30008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Previously DASC30018 Efficient production relies on keeping animals in their optimal physiological state. The aim of this subject is to provide in depth knowledge of animal physiology as it pertains to the production of food and fibre. Furthermore this subject will cover industry scenarios that...

  • Australian Wildlife BiologyZOOL20004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will introduce students to the biology of Australia's vertebrate fauna with an emphasis on ecology and behaviour of frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals. There will be particular focus on the adaptations of the fauna to the unique and uncertain nature of the Australian terrestrial envi...

  • Animal BehaviourZOOL30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores how natural and sexual selection have shaped the intriguing and often bizarre behaviours of animals. Topics include resource competition, predator avoidance, communication, mate choice, parental care, cooperation, sexual conflict, and the role of genes, hormones and learning...

  • Evolution and the Human ConditionZOOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How human are humans? Is Darwin’s extraordinary idea relevant for our species? This subject examines the role of evolution in shaping human biology, by examining our past origins, our current behavior and life-histories, and our future relationships with other organisms. Topics include the evolut...

  • Graduate Seminar in Ecology & EvolutionZOOL90007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides advanced critical appraisal of contemporary and controversial issues in population biology, including terrestrial and marine population ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavioural ecology. Each week, students will provide a seminar of a particular issue (reflecting a fund...

  • Experimental Marine BiologyZOOL30008

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject explores the techniques and methods of undertaking marine biological research, including experimental and sampling design, data collection, statistical analysis of data, presentation of the research results and peer review. Students will participate in a group project, in which they ...

  • Animal Structure and FunctionZOOL20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Animals show remarkable diversity in form and function. In this subject you will explore how form and function are related, starting with simple animals like corals and working up to apes and humans. We ask: How are these animals related by evolution? What do they do, and how do they do this? The...

  • Animal Disease Biotechnology 1ANSC30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly BIOL30004 This subject elaborates on the scientific basis of disease recognition in individual animals and populations of animals. It explores causes of disease in animal populations, the mechanisms of disease processes and their transmission, principles of biosecurity, and the scientif...

  • Animal WelfareANSC90007

    Offered:MayYear:2019

    On completion of the subject, students should have sound and broad understanding of the systems regulating body function and the behavioural and physiological responses utilised by animals in responding to environmental change. From this theoretical base, students should develop an appreciation o...