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This unit contains a series of case studies, selected from different areas of agriculture, for example, horticulture, animal production, post-harvest processing, vegetable cropping, dairy, water policy. Within each case study, the student will consider complex problems from an industry perspective, taking on the role of a consultant to provide practical recommendations for addressing the presented problems. The student will learn to critically analyse information and apply scientific knowledge to real world problems within the environmental, social and commercial context of the problems and will be expected to present their findings to a professional standard.

Summary 2020

Unit name Case Studies in Agriculture
Unit code KLA719
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems

Dr Shane Powell and  Dr Saideepa Kumar

Teaching staff

Teaching, research and extension staff at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO [1] Analyse complex, real world problems in agriculture through research and by synthesizing multiple sources of information

ILO [2] Develop recommendations for complex, real-world problems through consideration of relevant factors that affect agricultural production systems

ILO [3] Present your findings in both written reports and oral presentations to a professional standard and in a manner suitable for a client



Teaching Pattern

1 x 50 min lecture weekly and 1 x 170 min workshop weekly


Online quizzes based on assigned reading material (10%); Recommendations to address weekly case study problems, written and submitted in workshops (40%); Three case study reports (40%); Final presentation (10%)

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