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VETS30012 Animal Disease Biotechnology 2

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 60 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites:
Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

None

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Prof Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck

Contact

Email: j.scheerlinck@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject expands on the themes developed in VETS30011 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, immuno-histology and reproductive biology.

Learning Outcomes:

This subject aims to prepare students for careers in animal health and disease surveillance. Its objectives are to equip students with an understanding of techniques used to assess the health of individual animals and populations of animals, as well as an understanding of the biological basis of these tests. Students satisfactorily completing this subject will also acquire skills in performing a range of laboratory tests used in monitoring the health of populations of animals.

Assessment:
  • Case Study Abstract 1 (300 words) due week 1 (2%)
  • Case Study Abstract 2 (300 words) due week 4 (2%)
  • Prac Report (calculations and answering pre-set questions) due between weeks 4 - 11 (6%)
  • Quiz 1 (45 minutes and 10 minutes reading time) held between weeks 3 - 6 (10%)
  • Quiz 2 (45 minutes and 10 minutes reading time) held between weeks 8 - 11 (10%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%)
Prescribed Texts:

None

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Biotechnology
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Agri-food Biotechnology (specialisation of Biotechnology major)
Agricultural Science
Animal Disease Biotechnology (specialisation of Animal Health and Disease major)
Animal Science and Management
Production Animal Health
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
Selective subjects for B-BMED

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