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TV5220 - Animal Reproduction and Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science. Other appropriately trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science.

A review of current trends in reproductive physiology and biology of domestic animals used for food and fibre production with emphasis on tropical conditions. Consideration is also given to management procedures to achieve optimal reproductive rates.

Learning Outcomes

  • explain and demonstrate knowledge of reproductive physiology and biology as they apply to domestic animals and how these processes can be disrupted and reduce productivity or manipulated to improve productivity;
  • critically evaluate experimental data, scientific reports and theories in reproductive physiology and biology;
  • describe a range of management practices that can be used to optimise fertility within tropical and temperate environments;
  • be able to assess a sample of semen.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (55%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (30%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete the summative on-course assessment to a satisfactory standard. Students who have not met the required standard in an on-course assessment item may be required to resubmit that item to a satisfactory standard. Achieve an overall subject score of 50% which is compiled from the sum of the results of the on-course assessment and examination scores.

Prerequisites: TV5020


Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Face to face teaching (TBC)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri, Dr Carolynne Joone.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 40 hours - online instruction, tutorials and practical classes
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.