Courses & Units

Animal Science KLA326


This unit is offered in even years.


This unit provides students with advanced knowledge of the reproductive system of agricultural animals, nutritional requirements and general health management. Students will be expected to be able to handle and interact with domesticated agricultural animals. An important aspect of this unit is the opportunity for students to develop an awareness of animal ethics and the major animal welfare topics currently debated within agriculture. Students are given the opportunity to develop their practical skills with practical classes, and their technical skills in tutorials for each of the topics covered. During the course students will be led on at least one excursion to a commercial agricultural property, enabling the students to apply theoretical principles in a practical setting. The agricultural industry will be examined from the perspective of ethics, animal health reproduction and nutrition.


Unit name Animal Science
Unit code KLA326
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Sarah Andrewartha
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

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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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • compare well-reasoned perspectives on a controversial topic in animal production using evidence and the principles of animal ethics and animal welfare
  • apply the principles of low-stress stock handling to practical on-farm situations such as interacting with production animals and the design of animal handling facilities
  • defend ideas and arguments in the area of animal science using relevant research
  • explain animal management programs and techniques using your knowledge of digestive physiology, reproduction, genetics, health and disease, and biosecurity.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 50min lectures weekly + 1 x 3 hour practical or tutorial weekly

AssessmentMultiple choice test (10%)|Short answer test (15%)|Examination (35%)|Multiple-choice test (10%)|Report (30%)
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