ASC407 Critical Reviews in Animal Science (8)

In this subject students will prepare a research plan/proposal which details the rationale, resources and plan for their chosen research project (to be undertaken in ASC516, ASC517, ASC532 or ASC533) and write a critical review of the literature topical for their research and career interests. The context of the literature reviewed may be as broad or as focused as is required to meet the demands of their research project .These may include aspects of animal production, conservation biology and wildlife management and the science underpinning these vocations.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC407. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is for students enrolled in an approved postgraduate course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to document the resource requirements to undertake a specific research project;
  • be able to justify the need for a specific research project based on existing literature;
  • be able to evaluate critically scientific publications in terms of content and experimental design;
  • be able to express criticism of publications succinctly in written format; and
  • be able to write a balanced review of the literature on specific area.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Developing a research plan
  • Critical analysis of scientific literature
  • Writing a balanced review of the literature in a specific area


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.