ANPR515 Constraints to Animal Production

Updated: 12 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
30 April 2019 02 May 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 12cp and candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANPR315 or ANPR415
Notes

assumed knowledge of basic undergraduate biochemistry, physiology and animal production;

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 ANPR315 - Constraints to Animal Production
ANPR415 - Constraints to Animal Production
Coordinator(s) Amy Tait (ltait2@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers ruminant and monogastric animals and is designed for both 'generalist' and 'animal science' oriented students. The major constraints to increased animal production posed by environment (nutrition, climate, health and welfare) are considered in an integrated way, ie emphasis is placed on the interactions between factors such as nutrition, climate and disease and includes contemporary social imperatives such as waste management. A purpose-written book is provided. The unit provides sufficient basic scientific information about the major factors that limit animal production to enable students to analyse and advise on animal production problems in widely different practical situations.

Important Information

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Further information

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 25% 1500
Assessment Notes

Topic Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Case Study 15% 1500
Assessment Notes

Consultancy Report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Mid Trimester Unit Quiz 11% 800
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

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.

Compulsory Practical Quiz 1 4% 400
Assessment Notes

Critical Review

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Practical Quiz 2 4% 400
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Practical Quiz 3 4% 400
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Practical Seminar 4% 400
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 33% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of the environmental constraints to livestock production and develop new understanding of the interactions between these constraints;
  2. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate depth in understanding of scientific principles underpinning practise in the field of animal production;
  3. research and apply existing theories in providing solutions to complex problems in animal production in widely different practical situations with intellectual independence;
  4. critically evaluate the sources, values and validity of information to undertake an independent review of literature, to postgraduate standard, exhibiting specialisation in one of the areas of constraint;
  5. demonstrate communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, generalist and professional; and
  6. critically review content and practices experienced in the practical workshops and autonomously generate and evaluate innovative concepts relevant to animal production.