Courses & Units

Animal Science KLA614


This unit is offered in even years.

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.


This unit is only available to Master of Applied Science (Agricultural Science) students.
This unit is considered an ADVANCED level unit. Your final grade in this unit is used in the calculation of performance criteria applied to the advanced component of your Master of Applied Science programme. 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.


Unit name Animal Science
Unit code KLA614
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 student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • develop 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 high-quality and relevant research
  • critically evaluate animal management programs and techniques using your knowledge of digestive physiology, reproduction, genetics, health and disease, and biosecurity.
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AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Short Answer Questions (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (35%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Assignment (30%)
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