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 availability
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. 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.
The 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 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.