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AVBS3011: Animal Technologies

This unit of study is designed to provide students with an advanced understanding of animal science technologies in Australia and overseas. Examples of these technologies include biotechnologies for genetic improvements, next-generation sensors to monitor the physiological status of animals, technologies to remotely measure animal production and whole body composition, diet formulation to enhance the nutritional and eating quality of livestock food products, , technologies to monitor and control animal behaviour, unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to monitor animals and the environment, sensors and advanced image-capture technology to record the attributes of soil, air and the feedbase, data-fusion science to integrate, analyse and interpret collected data, and modelling of farming systems. Students will gain research and inquiry skills through research based group projects, data analysis, information literacy and communication skills through on-line discussion postings, laboratory reports and presentations, and personal and intellectual autonomy through working in groups. At successful completion of the unit students will have a sound knowledge of technologies that will shape animal industries in Australia and overseas. This will provide valuable grounding for students preparing for postgraduate study and other learning and career paths.

Code AVBS3011
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or ANSC3101 or BIOL2XXX or FOOD2000 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2001 or GENE2002 or ITLS2000)
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AGRO4006 or ANSC3105
Assumed knowledge:
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Familiarity with data analysis and basic production animal handling

The learning outcomes for this unit will be available two weeks before the first day of teaching.

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