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Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Unit of study table (Table A)

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream

The Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream is 120 credit points, consisting of:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level stream core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level stream core units
(iii) four 0 credit point placement units
(iv) A 108 credit point program in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience program

This program is only available to students enrolled in the Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream.
A program in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience requires 108 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level program core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level program core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 4000-level core units
(v) 30 credit points of 4000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) For students undertaking advanced coursework in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: 12 credit points of 4000-level program units and 18 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework or project selective units
(b) For students undertaking honours in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: 24 credit points of 4000-level research units and 6 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units
(vi) A 48 credit point major in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience major

This major is only available to students enrolled in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience program.
A major in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level major core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core major units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000-level units of study

Stream Core
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6 N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010
Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness, and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Program core
AVBS1002
Animal Management
6 A AGEN1004 or BIOL1XXX or AVBS1003
N AGEN2006
AVBS1003
Animals and Us
6
Lectures and practicals for this unit of study take place on the University of Sydney Camperdown campus as well as at Taronga Zoo in the Institute of Science and Learning.
Major core
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6 A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February)
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6 A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6 A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6 A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991
Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6 A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991
Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6 A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6 A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

2000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6 P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]
Program core
AVBS2005
Animal Energetics and Homeostasis
6 A Knowledge and concepts from BIOL1XX7
P AVBS100X or BIOL1XXX
N VETS1032
Major core
AVBS2004
Animal Nutrition
6 P (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from AVBS100X
N ANSC3101
Access after hours to IBM-PC compatible computers that have Microsoft Windows XP or later are advisable. Most of the diet formulation software are Windows Compatible only.
AVBS2007
Animal Structure and Function
6 P AVBS100X or BIOL1XXX
N ANSC3103 or ANSC3104
Selective
BIOL2032
Australian Wildlife Biology
6 N ANSC2005
AVBS2006
Animal Farming Systems
6 A Basic handling skills for production animals
P BIOL1XX7 and AVBS100X
GEGE2001
Genetics and Genomics
6 A Mendelian genetics; mechanisms of evolution; molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance; and gene regulation and expression
N GENE2002 or MBLG2972 or GEGE2901 or MBLG2072
GEGE2901
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6 A Mendelian genetics, mechanisms of evolution, molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance, and gene regulation and expression
P Annual average mark of at least 70
N GENE2002 or MBLG2072 or GEGE2001 or MBLG2972

3000-level units of study

Program core
ANSC3106
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science
6 P 48cp of 1000-3000 level units including at least 6cp of (BIOL1XXX or AVBS100X)
Major core
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction
6 A A background in animal anatomy and physiology
P AVBS1002 and AVBS2XXX
AVBS3011
Animal Technologies
6 A Familiarity with data analysis and basic production animal handling
P 12 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or ANSC3101 or BIOL2XXX or FOOD2000 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2001 or GENE2002 or ITLS2000)
N AGRO4006 or ANSC3105
Interdisciplinary project
ANSC3888
Production Systems Analysis
6 A Familiarity with data analysis and animal handling
P AVBS2004 and GEGE2X01
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6 P 96 credit points

4000-level units of study

Core
AVBS4000
Professional Development
6 A Professional Placements Program - they should have undertaken 40 days of industry placements (during years 1-3) prior to enrolling in this UoS. Reporting is capture via SONIA and Canvas across their degree
P ANSC3106
N AVBS3000
Program Project
LIFE4888
Applied Life Sciences Project
12 A Completion of a Table A Science major.
P 144 cp of units of study of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study
N AFNR410X or AGRI410X or AVBS4015 or AVBS4016 or AVBS4017 or AVBS4018 or ENVX410X or FOOD410X or QBIO410X or SOIL410X or WILD410X
This Unit of Study is best suited for students in Life and Environmental Sciences. Field work may form part of the project.
Selective advanced coursework and project
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6 A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units
Since 2020, we have been working together with the national industry body Dairy Australia (Education & Partnerships) to link this unit to commercial industry reality. In 2022, and pending on travel restrictions, students will have the opportunity to visit farms and work with real farm data for their projects. The association with Dairy Australia also means direct access to a large number of publications that provide the basis of best industry practice.
AVBS4020
ONE Health
6 A Fundamental understanding of disease epidemiology and risk
P 144 cp of units including AVBS3001 or FOOD3000 or VIRO3X01 or MICR3X52 or BIOL3019 or BIOL3033
N AVBS4004
The unit will be a core unit for BAS (Animal Health, Disease and Welfare) Honours, all students in this honours programme will take this unit.
ANSC4100
Applied Livestock Systems
6 A 3000-level knowledge in animal production management and behaviour and welfare of production animals
P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
N AVBS4012 or AVBS3010
LIFE4000
Data and Technology for the Life Sciences
6 A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
P 144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or 1
SCIE4001
Science Communication
6 A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A or Medicine and Health Table A.
Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6 A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6 A Successful completion of a Science major
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Honours Research
AVBS4015
Research Project A
6 A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
AVBS4016
Research Project B
6 A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4015
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
AVBS4017
Research Project C
6 A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4016
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
AVBS4018
Research Project D
6 A For students in the Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: completion of years 1-3, a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours and approval of the faculty to enrol. For students in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours): completion of a relevant major, completion of a second major or minor (minor to be converted to a major during the student's final year), WAM of at least 65 and approval of the faculty
C AVBS4017 and SCIE4999
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
SCIE4999
Final Honours Mark
0  
Selective Honours coursework
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6 A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units
Since 2020, we have been working together with the national industry body Dairy Australia (Education & Partnerships) to link this unit to commercial industry reality. In 2022, and pending on travel restrictions, students will have the opportunity to visit farms and work with real farm data for their projects. The association with Dairy Australia also means direct access to a large number of publications that provide the basis of best industry practice.
AVBS4020
ONE Health
6 A Fundamental understanding of disease epidemiology and risk
P 144 cp of units including AVBS3001 or FOOD3000 or VIRO3X01 or MICR3X52 or BIOL3019 or BIOL3033
N AVBS4004
The unit will be a core unit for BAS (Animal Health, Disease and Welfare) Honours, all students in this honours programme will take this unit.
ANSC4100
Applied Livestock Systems
6 A 3000-level knowledge in animal production management and behaviour and welfare of production animals
P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 or Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
N AVBS4012 or AVBS3010

Placement

AVBS2011
Farm Placement
0 P AVBS1002 and AVBS1003
AVBS2012
Industry or Business Placement
0 P AVBS1002 and AVBS1003
AVBS2013
Research Experience Placement
0 P AVBS1002 and AVBS1003
AVBS2014
Elective Placement
0 P AVBS1002 and AVBS1003