University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ANIML SC 3015RW - Animal Nutrition and Metabolism III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Roseworthy
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: AGRIC 2500RW or ANIML SC 2530RW or VET TECH 1010RW
Incompatible: ANIML SC 2505RW
Assessment: Exam, practicals, assignments

This course provides students with a solid grounding in animal metabolism and nutrition to allow them to develop sound, evidence-based advice to clients wishing to maximise the profitability, health, longevity, product quality or athletic performance of animals. The course builds on a platform of knowledge of nutritional principles and the roles of energy, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, macro- and micro-nutrients in biochemical pathways. These principles are then applied to feed formulation for dogs, cats, horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, wildlife, pocket pets, exotic animals, and farmed finfish. The consequences of an inadequate supply of the essential nutrients are considered in detail. The course has a strong hands-on, practical focus to develop in students an awareness of the importance of nutrition as a frontline determinant of animal health, welfare and production. Emphasis is placed on self-initiative, the development of skills in teamwork, and the application of a critical, science-based approach to practical nutrition.

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Commonwealth supported
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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20489 LE01 80 27 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 9am - 12pm Callaghan, G18a&b, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 9am - 12pm Callaghan, G18a&b, Teaching Room
Note: This course is not available for remote study
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20490 PR01 40 4 26 Jul - 26 Jul Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Veterinary Science, G72, Laboratory
2 Aug - 16 Aug Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Information Centre, G03, Teaching Room
30 Aug - 6 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Information Centre, G03, Teaching Room
13 Sep - 13 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Williams, G22, Laboratory
4 Oct - 4 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Sheep Section, External, Shearing Shed
11 Oct - 11 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Williams, G36, Stefanson Lecture Theatre
25 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 4pm Callaghan, G18a&b, Teaching Room
22783 PR02 0 FULL 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 4pm  
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 4pm