Courses & Units

Pasture and Animal Science KLA211

Hobart

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Introduction

The unit introduces the science behind pasture production and management and the link between pasture or other feedstuffs on animal digestion, feed and nutrient utilisation and productive performance. In the practical classes, students are given the opportunity to perform pasture assessment, assess the digestive system of ruminants, and experience the methods used to determine meat quality. The practical sessions also give the students practice applying the theoretical knowledge about animal health and nutrition learned during the lectures to practical situations.

Summary

Unit name Pasture and Animal Science
Unit code KLA211
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Ms Harriet Walker
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Classify the botanical composition of a given pasture to at least genus level
  • Discuss the role of the inter-relationship between pasture and nutrients with respect to ruminant nutrition
  • Present and interpret data from the scientific literature and/or experimental data in an appropriate manner in the area of pasture and animal science
  • Characterise the key elements of sustainable grazing systems
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KLA438

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x ~50 min lectures weekly, 1 x 3 hr practical weekly

AssessmentPractical Test (5%)|Examination (40%)|Assessment Task 1: Essay (20%)|Assessment Task 2: Report (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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