ANUT500 Applied Animal Nutrition

Updated: 27 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 April 2019 01 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 48cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions ANUT300
Notes None
Combined Units ANUT300 - Applied Animal Nutrition
Coordinator(s) Bob Swick (
Unit Description

This unit is designed to bring together the most important aspects of animal nutrition with a clear focus on practical application. It aims to expose students to the most recent research and provide a framework for decision-making related to nutritional interventions. The intensive school covers feed formulation, supplementary feeding and an overview of applied ruminant, monogastric, equine and companion animal nutrition. Assessment tasks completed by 500 level students will be marked at the postgraduate level.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Recommended Material


Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Animal Nutrition

ISBN: 9781408204238
McDonald, P. and others, Pearson Education 7th ed. 2011

Text refers to: Trimester 1, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 15% 3000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1

Compulsory Quiz 10% 500
Assessment Notes

5 x School quizzes worth 2% each

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory School Seminar 15%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the key issues surrounding diet formulation for ruminant, monogastric and companion animals;
  2. show an advanced and integrated understanding by critically analysing and reflecting on the social and environmental issues pertaining to the nutritional management (direct and indirect) of production animals and transmit this knowledge to specialists and non-specialists audiences in written or verbal form;
  3. demonstrate autonomy and use expert judegment and adaptability by applying knowledge of the discipline showing a practical understanding of how metabolic and physiological concepts can be used to explain diet formulation; and
  4. undertake research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice within the subject.