ASC110 Introduction to Animal Science (8)

This subject will introduce students to the many professions served by animal scientists, through an exploration of the animal industries, the roles that animals serve in society, and how cultural background (in particular indigenous and non-indigenous) may influence the interactions that occur between humans and animals. Through practical sessions, students will begin to develop an appreciation of animal management and safe handling techniques. Students will also begin to develop skills in scientific communication, critical thinking and inquiry in the context of animal science.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

Not available to students who have completed VSC110 or ASC227

Incompatable Subjects
ASC227 VSC110
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to discuss how cultural background, in particular indigenous and non-indigenous, may influence the interactions between humans and animals
  • Be able to explain the diverse work of animal scientists and the opportunities provided through the study of animal science
  • Be able to discuss some contemporary issues facing various animal industries
  • Be able to demonstrate a broad appreciation of different animal species and the importance of animal-human interactions
  • Be able to demonstrate the principles of good animal husbandry
  • Have developed skills in the safe handling of animals
  • Have developed skills in scientific communication
  • Have developed skills in critical thinking and inquiry in the context of animal science
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The influence of cultural background, in particular indigenous and non-indigenous, on the interactions between animals and humans
  • The animal industries:
  • - Animal health
  • - Animal nutrition
  • - Livestock production
  • - Wildlife management
  • - Zoos
  • - Sports and recreation
  • - Animal research
  • - Regulatory affairs
  • Introduction to animal husbandry and handling techniques:
  • - Horses
  • - Sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and aquaculture.
  • - Birds and other wildlife
  • - Captive vertebrates
  • - Small mammals
  • Information gathering and critical analysis
  • Scientific communication and presentation skills
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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