ANPR321 Animal Function, Health and Welfare

Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
24 August 2019 26 August 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites 24cp or candidature in DipAgr or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANSC300

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Stephen Walkden-Brown (
Unit Description

This unit consists of four modules. The first, on animal welfare covers key concepts in animal welfare and their application. The second examines the application of knowledge of reproduction and lactation in a range of domestic animal systems. The third focuses on the cause, impact, treatment and prevention of animal diseases including exotic and zoonotic diseases. The fourth examines basic principles in toxicology and deals with the pharmacology and toxicology of the major chemical groups used in agriculture, and the major intoxications seen in animals. While the unit as a whole focuses on the application of these principles to livestock species, applications for non-domestic mammalian and avian systems will also be included.

Important Information

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Further information

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical knowledge of animal welfare, the practical aspects of reproduction in farm animals, the immunology, epidemiology and management of infectious diseases of farm animals and the general principles of toxicology as applied to farm animals;
  2. demonstrate, through research and written or verbal presentation a deep understanding of specific topics within the overall unit;
  3. use critical analysis to properly evaluate the importance of the different aspects of welfare, applied reproduction, immunology, infectious disease and toxicology; and
  4. demonstrate autonomy and judgement in written and oral assessment tasks.