Undergraduate | LTU-AGR1AAS | 2024
Introduction to Animal and Agricultural Sciences
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- 04 Mar 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Describe and explain basic concepts in animal and agricultural sciences and apply this knowledge to real-world problems in Australian or global agricultural/animal industries.
- Appraise issues associated with animal and/or agricultural production systems, including welfare issues, environmental issues, and food security.
- Effectively communicate scientific information in a written format to a variety of audiences.
- Animal breeding and biotechnology
- Animal nutrition and growth
- Reproduction and lactation
- Sustainable cropping and grazing systems
- Sustainability, climate and environment
In the first part of this subject you will be introduced to key concepts in animal science, including animal breeding, biotechnology, nutrition, growth, reproduction, lactation and animal welfare, and major global issues such as food security and environmental impacts of animal agriculture through flip teaching (weeks 1 - 7). You will then follow a more applied module (weeks 8-12) in which you will analyse agricultural issues like sustainability, climate and environment, and sustainable cropping and grazing systems.
- Five online theory quizzes (2,000-words equivalent). (50%)
- Online study exercises (400-words equivalent). (20%)
- Two practical/application quizzes (400-words equivalent). (12%)
- Three written assignments (1,200-words equivalent). (18%)
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This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees
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