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TV5420 - Animal Welfare

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject provides an overview and insight into animal welfare in livestock industry in the global market. It covers the challenges in the Australian livestock production context, regulation and policy and the need for monitoring and assessment of animal welfare for integrity in the global trading context and in response to consumer demands.

Learning Outcomes

  • describe the importance of animal welfare to the continuity and sustainability of the Australian and international Livestock Industries;
  • appraise appropriate animal welfare assessment methodologies as they apply to monitoring and analysing trends in animal welfare;
  • describe pertinent contemporary and historical issues that apply to different livestock production systems;
  • identify key issues in animal welfare as applied to the control of feral and pest animal management.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (60%) - Individual
  • Written > Examination - In class - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Literature review - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Attempt all assessment items. Achieve a minimum of 50% in order to pass the subject.


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 15 hours tutorials
  • 16 hours practicals
  • 24 hours online interactive lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.