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


This unit explores animal science within the scope of modern agriculture. During the unit, students will gain knowledge of the science underpinning different aspects of modern animal production. Students will be encouraged to engage with the scientific literature and identify suitable sources of information when completing the assessment tasks.

An important aspect of this unit is the opportunity for students to An important aspect of this unit is the opportunity for students to develop an awareness of animal ethics and animal welfare through the major ethical and welfare issues currently debated within agriculture.

In the practical classes, students are given the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge learned during the lectures to practical situations with a range of different activities including active tutorials and laboratories.

Summary 2021

Unit name Animal Science
Unit code KLA614
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Dr Sarah Bonny

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern


3-hr theory exam (50%), internal assessment – practical reports and assignments (50%)

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