ASC423 Animal Growth and Development (8)

This subject will examine the processes of growth and development from conception through to maturity in domesticated, and non-domesticated exotic and indigenous species.  Factors that control growth will be examined from genetic, epigenetic, nutritional and hormonal perspectives, including reference to growth disorders and growth manipulation.

Subject Outlines
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Availability

Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ASC423. 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

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in an approved Masters level course.


Subject Relationships

ASC223 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects

ASC223

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe foetal development and the factors that can have a lifelong influence on the newborn animal;
  • be able to describe the processes of differentiation and growth of bone, muscle and adipose tissue;
  • be able to explain the concept of nutrient partitioning and the control of body composition; and
  • be able to discuss the ways in which animal growth and body composition are manipulated in the interests of livestock production and animal health.
  • This subject is clearly differentiated from the paired subject, ASC223, in that the learning objectives and assessment clearly reflect the higher level offering appropriate to Master level learning.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Embryogenesis and tissue development
  • Epigenetics of growth and development
  • Perinatal growth and development
  • Post natal growth and development
  • Growth of specialised tissue structures
  • Growth and development of domesticated and non-domesticated exotic and indigenous species

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au 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 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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