PLTY301 Poultry Production

Updated: 07 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s)

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

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 August 2019 30 August 2019 Non-Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites ANPR211 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PLTY501
Notes None
Combined Units PLTY501 - Poultry Production
Coordinator(s) Isabelle Ruhnke (
Unit Description

This unit examines aspects of poultry production. The industry structure, genetics, anatomy and function of relevant body systems, general management, health and product quality and safety for both meat and egg production will be discussed. Students enrolling in PLTY501 will be required to complete requirements at a higher level.

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 management processes in poultry production;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of body systems that are of importance to the poultry industry, with regards to production, and response to diseases;
  3. appreciate the housing and environmental requirements of poultry; and thereby demonstrate the ability to work autonomously and apply well-developed judgment; and
  4. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the breeding systems used in poultry production together with a working knowledge of the genetics involved.