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  • Food Production for Urban LandscapesHORT90038

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In this subject you will learn about the history of urban agriculture in countries around the world and explore the various roles of urban agriculture in modern-day cities. Given the nature of the subject, a wide diversity of topics will be covered including but not limited to: plant growth requi...

  • 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...

  • Landscape Design 1HORT20014

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will examine historic garden design principles, their influence on contemporary garden design processes and relevance to the Australian context. Historic and contemporary approaches to landscape design will be investigated through garden site visits. The processes and principles rel...

  • Vegetation Establishment and MaintenanceHORT10011

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject builds on Plant Production and Culture. It focuses on successful establishment of vegetation in private and public landscapes and on a range of plant materials used in urban horticulture. Students are introduced to the concept of urban landscape management as it applies to vegetation...

  • Urban Tree ManagementHORT20019

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the care and management of trees in urban settings. The content will include tree anatomy and structure, tree growth and function, tree root systems, tree pathology and health, methods of tree assessment and evaluation, tree p...

  • Urban Water ManagementHORT10015

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Water is essential for plant growth. In a world where climate is changing this resource is becoming scarce and expensive, therefore it is important to value water and to use it wisely. This subject develops students’ understanding of the relationship between achieving optimal plant growth in an u...

  • Plants in the LandscapeHORT90033

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the identification, selection and design use of plants in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to botanical nomenclature, plant selection, sources of information, planting design, planting plans, the design use of major plant groups, and recognition and ide...

  • Tree Growth and FunctionHORT90041


    Environmental stresses such as drought, extreme heat and severe wind events are increasing in their severity in urban environments. This subject aims to help students understand how and why urban trees are vulnerable to such stresses. Urban tree biology and function is constantly compromised thro...

  • Greening LandscapesHORT20027

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Through lectures, tutorials, excursions and a hands-on nursery and practical program, this subject will address critical stages in the successful establishment of vegetation, including: seed quality (genetic variability, integrity and development); plant growth and propagation techniques (seed ge...

  • Plant Production and EstablishmentHORT90004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject provides an overview of the horticultural industry from plant production to installation and establishment of plants in the landscape. It introduces plant propagation techniques and plant growing systems; site analysis, with specific reference to the properties of urban soils and rel...

  • Designing with PlantsHORT20026

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores designed vegetation in urban landscapes. The content includes an introduction to plant types and morphology, planting design, information sources for plants, landscape design themes and plant use, recognition and identification of representative plants; plant selection metho...

  • Meat and Meat ProductsFOOD90010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will cover the following topics; meat production in Australia, microscopic and macroscopic structure of meat muscle, components of meat, interrelationships and surface chemistry, meat processing (role of non-meat functional ingredients, inhibition of microbial growth, fermentation of...

  • Food Safety and QualityFOOD90008

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Quality management and international and national quality management standardsWhat are customers’ expectations of food?Probability and samplingStatistical Process ControlMicrobial Factors in Food QualityRisk Analysis and ManagementQuantitative risk assessmentRegulatory requirements The Food Safet...

  • Food ProcessingFOOD90007

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Preservation techniques (physical, chemical and biological) and applications, including reference to legal requirements, and processing operations (including the principles of the process, factors influencing the selection of equipment and the effect on the food and food components) selected from...

  • The Politics of FoodFOOD90041

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Formerly FOOD90026 This subject examines the politics of the global food system, and will focus on the policies, structures, power relations and political debates surrounding the production, distribution and consumption of food. The impacts of food production and consumption on food security, he...

  • Nutrition Politics and PolicyFOOD90040

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Formerly FOOD90027 This subject critically examines the scientific, policy and political debates regarding the relationship between food, nutrition and health. The social, economic, commercial, scientific and regulatory processes and structures that shape food consumption patterns, the nutrition...

  • Food ChemistryFOOD90022

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the chemical structure of important food components of plant origin. The chemical and biological properties of these components are also explored. This course is supported by a practical laboratory program, which emphasises ...

  • Food Research & DevelopmentFOOD30009

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the systematic processes involved in food research and product development. This subject represents a capstone experience for the food science major. It will allow students to experience and conduct basic research projects (m...

  • MFPI Internship Part 2FOOD90038

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Please refer to FOOD90037 MFPI Internship Part 1 for further details