ANUT321 Animal Nutrition

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
04 September 2019 06 September 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 BCHM210 or BCHM210A or BCHM240 or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANUT221 or ANUT521

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 ANUT521 - Animal Nutrition
Coordinator(s) Roger Hegarty (
Unit Description

This unit introduces basic concepts in digestion and metabolism and their integration through endocrine functions. The unit includes metabolic hormones; the anatomy and physiology of the digestive system; the relation of nutrition to other constraints to animal production; principles of food analysis; energy and protein requirements of ruminants and non-ruminants; protein quality; nutritional roles of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids; minerals and vitamins; ecological factors in trace element deficiency; diet formulation. Practical work is mainly in animal experimentation related to production.

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 a broad and coherent understanding of the key issues surrounding nutrition of ruminant and monogastric animals;
  2. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of nutritional constraints to livestock production and how these are overcome by correct dietary components;
  3. demonstrate autonomy and use well-developed judgement to apply knowledge of the discipline showing a practical understanding of how metabolic and physiological concepts can be used as the basis for diet formulation; and
  4. analyse and evaluate information to do with an aspect of the subject and communicate it to others in written or verbal form.