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TV5220 - Animal Reproduction and Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science or Agricultural Science (or equivalent).

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.
Prerequisites: TV5020


External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor John Cavalieri
Lecturer: 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
Assessment: end of semester exam (55%); assignments and presentations (45%).

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.