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  • 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...

  • Wildlife ManagementANSC90001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly VETS90016 Topics that will be covered in this subject include: Biological and legal definitions of wildlife and the goals of managementPopulation dynamics and the measurement of abundance; the roles of competition, predation, harvesting and disease in the regulation of populationsPhysi...

  • Animal SystemsANSC10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides students with a sound knowledge base for decision making in relation to the management of health, nutrition and breeding programs of animals. Students will be introduced to integrated animal systems and the inter-relation of nutrition, health, genotype and environment, gener...

  • Animal Disease Biotechnology 2ANSC30002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Formerly BIOL30005 This subject expands on the themes developed in; BIOL30004 Animal Disease Biotechnology 1 and the role of animal health surveillance in maintaining the health of human populations. The subject offers opportunities to develop laboratory skills in areas such as haematology, immu...

  • Animal Physiology and GrowthANSC20001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly DASC20010/BIOL20002 Physiology is the integrative study of the control of normal body function. This subject will examine the functions of different cell types and their interactions in organs and tissues; mechanisms by which organs are controlled and their functions are regulated; ther...

  • Topics in Animal HealthANSC20003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject explores major topics on animal health or relevance to the agricultural industries, domestic animal management and society in general. It focuses on the roles and perspectives of the personnel involved i.e. farmers, horse stud and stable workers, animal enterprise managers, laborator...

  • Applied Animal Reproduction & GeneticsANSC30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly DASC30006 The aim of this subject is to give students of animal science a fundamental understanding of both applied reproductive biology and genetics. This will enable students to develop the skills necessary for management of reproductive performance and to implement genetic improvemen...

  • Companion Animal BiologyANSC20005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Animals such as dogs, cats and horses were once predominantly working animals but increasingly they are seen now as companion animals. This change in relationship has brought benefits and challenges to both owner and animal alike. Alongside traditional companion animal species, more exotic animal...

  • Animals in Society 1: IntroductionANSC10001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This course is designed to encourage students to begin to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society. Utilising case studies of current hot topics in animal welfare, we examine human-animal relationships; how they originated, the process of domestication, changing attitudes ...

  • Animals and Society 2: Humans & AnimalsANSC20004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is designed to encourage students to continue to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society. Utilising case studies of current hot topics in animal welfare we examine human-animal relationships and emphasize the complex roles and responsibilities, and ethical re...

  • Sustainable Food ProductionFOOD90034

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Currently, there is more than sufficient food produced on a global scale to feed the population. This has been an upward trend throughout agricultural history, whereby humans have altered their cultivation habits to produce more. However, the continued rise in productivity is unlikely to continue...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Horticulture for Sustainable CommunitiesHORT20013

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Horticulture for Sustainable Communities examines the role of urban horticulture as a discipline that seeks to sustain and improve our quality of life. It explores the relationship between people, plants and the wider environment. This is done by examining methodologies for minimising the potenti...

  • Landscape Design 2HORT20017

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject equips students with the drawing skills necessary for the development of a small-scale design and with the graphic skills necessary to illustrate and document the design to produce a portfolio. Sketch design skills will be developed through a series of class graphics exercises. The s...

  • Plant HealthHORT90044

    Offered:NovemberYear:2019

    This subject assesses and evaluates plant pests and diseases, which are the key biological factors impacting on plant health in urban landscapes. Students will learn how to assess and identify common pest and disease species; be able to describe the symptoms; and learn how and when to control and...

  • Experimental Animal BehaviourZOOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject you will conduct group-based, hands-on, original research into animal behaviour. Over the semester you will be immersed in the entire process of scientific research - from hypothesis development and experimental design, through to data collection and statistical analysis. You will...

  • Comparative Animal PhysiologyZOOL20006

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    This lecture and laboratory based subject aims to give students a solid foundation in basic physiological processes in animals, with a focus on the different ways in which animals adapt to their environments. Particular emphasis will be placed on marine and desert animals, and the integrative mec...

  • Plant Food ProductsFOOD90035

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The food we eat plays a significant role in human well-being in order to keep pace with a fast-moving society. Cooking from raw materials on a daily basis at the household level in order to meet the human dietary requirements of nutritious and healthy food is far from reality; for this reason the...