Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Unit outlines will be available though Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Errata
Item Errata Date
1.

Prerequisites have changed for the following unit, they now read:

AVBS4004 Food Safety Assessment and Management Prerequisites: AVBS3001 and (AVBS4001 or AVBS3005)

10/02/2020
2.

Prerequisites have changed for the following unit. They now read:

ANSC3105 Animal Biotechnology P: GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2005 or MBLG2X72 or VETS1032
28/07/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

ANIMAL AND VETERINARY BIOSCIENCE

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream

The Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream is 120 credit points, consisting of:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level stream core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level stream core units
(iii) A 108 credit point program in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience program

This program is only available to students enrolled in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience stream.
A program in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience requires 108 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level program core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level program core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level program core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 4000-level core units
(v) 30 credit points of 4000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) For students undertaking advanced coursework in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: 12 credit points of 4000-level project units and 18 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework selective units
(b) For students undertaking honours in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience: 24 credit points of 4000-level research units and 6 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework selective units
(vi) A 48 credit point major in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Animal and Veterinary Bioscience major

This major is only available to students enrolled in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience program.
A major in Animal and Veterinary Bioscience requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level major core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level major core units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level core major units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level major selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Stream Core
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N ENVX1001 or MATH1005 or MATH1905 or MATH1015 or MATH1115 or DATA1001 or DATA1901 or BUSS1020 or STAT1021 or ECMT1010


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, and Food and Agribusiness, and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1
Program core
AVBS1002
Concepts of Animal Management
6    A AGEN1004 or BIOL1XXX or AVBS1003
N AGEN2006
Semester 2
AVBS1003
Animals and Us
6   

Lectures and practicals for this unit of study take place on the University of Sydney Camperdown campus as well as at Taronga Zoo in the Institute of Science and Learning.
Semester 1
Major core
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Stream core
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P [6cp from (ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015 or DATA1001 or DATA1901)] OR [3cp from (MATH1XX1 or MATH1906 or MATH1XX3 or MATH1907) and an additional 3cp from (MATH1XX5)]


Available as a degree core unit only in the Agriculture, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience, Food and Agribusiness and Taronga Wildlife Conservation streams
Semester 1
Program core
AVBS2005
Animal Energetics and Homeostasis
6    A Knowledge and concepts from BIOL1XX7
N VETS1032
Semester 1
Major core
AVBS2007
Animal Structure and Function
6    P 6cp from BIOL1XXX
N ANSC3103 or ANSC3104
Semester 1
AVBS2004
Animal Nutrition
6    P BIOL1XX7 or AVBS1002
N ANSC3101


Access afterhours to IBM-PC compatible computers that have Microsoft Windows XP or later are advisable. Most of the diet formulation software are Windows Compatible only.
Semester 2
Selective
BIOL2032
Australian Wildlife Biology
6    N ANSC2005
Semester 2
GEGE2001
Genetics and Genomics
6    A Mendelian genetics; mechanisms of evolution; molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance; and gene regulation and expression.
N GENE2002 or MBLG2972 or GEGE2901 or MBLG2072
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEGE2901
Genetics and Genomics (Advanced)
6    A Mendelian genetics, mechanisms of evolution, molecular and chromosomal bases of inheritance, and gene regulation and expression.
P Annual average mark of at least 70
N GENE2002 or MBLG2072 or GEGE2001 or MBLG2972
Semester 1
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Program core
ANSC3106
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science
6    P AVBS1002 or BIOL1XX6
Semester 2
Major core
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction
6    A A background in animal anatomy and physiology
P AVBS1002 and AVBS2XXX
Semester 1
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
3000- or 4000-level major selective
ANSC3105
Animal Biotechnology
6    P GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2005 or MBLG2X72
Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6cp from BIOL1XXX
Semester 2

4000-level units of study

Core
AVBS4000 to be developed for offering in 2021
Project
SCPU4001
Industry and Community Science Project A
6    A Depth of knowledge in at least one Science discipline (completion of a major) .
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
C SCPU4002
Intensive February
Intensive July
SCPU4002
Industry and Community Science Project B
6    A Depth of knowledge in at least one Science discipline (completion of a major) .
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
C SCPU4001
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4888 Advanced Animal and Veterinary Bioscience Project to be developed for offering in 2021
Research
AVBS4015
Research Project A
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours; and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4016 and AVBS4017 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4016
Research Project B
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours; and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4015 and AVBS4017 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4017
Research Project C
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours; and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4015 and AVBS4016 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4018
Research Project D
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining honours; and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4015 and AVBS4016 and AVBS4017
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective advanced coursework
AVBS4002
Dairy Production and Technology
6    A Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition.
P 48cp of 2000-level or 3000-level units
Semester 2
AVBS4004
Food Safety Assessment and Management
6    P AVBS3001 and AVBS4001
Semester 2
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3 or {144 credit points of units of study including a minimum of 12 credit points from [ANSC3106 and (ANSC3888 or AVBS3888 or SCPU3001)]}
Semester 1
AVBS4020 One Health, AVBS4XXX Advances in Animal Science, LIFE4000 Data and Technology for the Life Sciences to be developed for offering in 2021