Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Unit of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Year 1

Year 1 has the following 48 credit point structure:
AGEN1001
Shaping our Landscapes
6    N AFNR1001
Semester 1
AVBS1002
Concepts of Animal Management
6    P 6 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 2
BIOL1001
Concepts in Biology
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1911, BIOL1991
Semester 1
Summer Main
OR
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    P 80+ in HSC 2-unit Biology (or equivalent) or Distinction or better in a University level Biology unit, or an ATAR of 95 or greater
N BIOL1001, BIOL1991.
Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
6    A HSC Biology, however, students who have not completed HSC biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
N BIOL1902
Semester 2
OR
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    P Distinction or better in the BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 OR HSC Biology equal to 90 or greater OR an ATAR equal to 95 or greater
N BIOL1002
Semester 2
CHEM1001
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study, but students who have not undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1101, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
OR
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1001, CHEM1109, CHEM1901, CHEM1903
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 2
OR
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent
C Recommended concurrent units of study: 6 credit points of Junior Mathematics
N CHEM1002, CHEM1108, CHEM1902, CHEM1904
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENVX1001
Introductory Statistical Methods
6    A 70 or more in HSC Mathematics
N MATH1111, MATH1011, MATH1001, MATH1901, MATH1906, MATH1015, MATH1005, MATH1905, BIOM1003, ECMT1010, BUSS1020, STAT1021, STAT1022
Semester 1
VETS1018
Animal Bioscience
6    P VETS1032 or BIOL1001 or BIOL1911
Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 has the following 48 credit point structure:
AGEC1006
Economic Environment of Agriculture
6    A HSC Mathematics
N AGEC1003, AGEC1004
Semester 2
ANSC2004
Animal Conservation Biology
6    P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and ( BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and GENE2001
N VETS2015
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 and MATH1015
Semester 1
GENE2001
Agricultural Genetics 2
6    P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911)
Semester 1
ANSC3103
Animal Structure and Function A
6    A AVBS1002
P 12 credit points of junior Biology
Semester 1
ANSC3104
Animal Structure and Function B
6    A AVBS1002
P ANSC3103
Semester 2
AVBS2001
Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis
6    A (CHEM1101 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1002)
P (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902) and ANSC3103
C ANSC3104
Semester 2
VETS1032
Animal Energetics and Homeostasis
6    A HSC level chemistry and/or biology would be an advantage
Semester 1

Year 3

Year 3 has the following 48 credit point structure: a core (24 credit points), and electives (24 credit points) selected from the list below.

Core units

ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6    A Fundamentals of Biochemistry
P AVBS1002, (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024
Semester 2
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction
6    A ANSC3104
Semester 1
ANSC3107
Animal Genetics 3
6    P GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
AVBS3000
Professional Development
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

Elective units

Enrolment in elective units is subject to prerequisite and corequisite requirements, prohibitions and timetabling constraints. Special permission may be required to enrol in some units.
AGCH3025
Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
6    P AGCH2004 or BCHM2071 or BCHM2971 or BCHM2072 or BCHM2972 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901 or 6 credit points of Intermediate units in Chemistry
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
AGEC2101
Market and Price Analysis
6    P AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or AGEC1002 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031 or AGEC1031
N AGEC2001
Semester 2
AGEC2102
Agribusiness Marketing
6    P AGEC1006 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031
Semester 1
AGEC2103
Production Economics
6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or RESEC1031
N AGEC2003
Semester 1
AGEC3101
Agribusiness Management
6    P AGEC2103 or AGEC2003 or AGEC1006
N AGEC3103, AGEC3001
Semester 2
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P AFNR1001, AFNR1002, PLNT2003, SOIL2003 and (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001)
Semester 2
ANSC3105
Animal Biotechnology
6    P AVBS1002 and GENE2001
Semester 2
AVBS3001
Agents of Disease
6    A Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-2
P AVBS2001
Semester 1
AVBS3002
Laboratory Disease Investigation
6    A (CHEM1101 or CHEM1001) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1002), BIOL1001 and BIOL1002, ANSC3103 and ANSC3104 and (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001)
P AVBS2001, AVBS3001
Semester 2
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
BIOL3009
Terrestrial Field Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL; or 6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL3909. BIOL2009, BIOL2909.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Departmental permission is required for entry into this unit of study. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. This unit is only available in EVEN numbered years (e.g. 2014, 2016...), but students are offered alternative Senior field units in ODD numbered years.
Int August
BIOL3010
Tropical Wildlife Biology

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    A None, although BIOL2012 or BIOL2912 or BIOL2021 or BIOL2921 would be useful.
P 12 credit points of Intermediate Biology (BIOL/ENVI/PLNT), or equivalent.
N BIOL2010, BIOL2910, BIOL3910

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit runs in February and is only available in odd numbered years (e.g. 2013, 2015, etc). Students are offered alternative Senior field units in even numbered years. This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree.
Int February
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 credit points of first year biology
N BIOL2017, BIOL2917
Semester 2
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3002, ENVI3004, ENVI3912
Semester 2
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
PLNT2003
Plant Form and Function

This unit of study is not available in2014

6    A 12 credit points of Junior Biology, or equivalent eg (BIOL1001 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903)
N PLNT2903, BIOL2003, BIOL2903, CROP2001
Semester 2
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      Semester 1

Year 4

Coursework

Students will select their coursework units from either the Animal Genetics Area of Interest, based at the Camperdown Campus, or the Animal Production Area of Interest, based at the Camden Campus.

Animal Genetics Area of Interest (based at Camperdown Campus):

Comprises a core of 18 credit points:
AVBS4003
Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics
6    P ANSC3107, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3
Semester 2
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6cp from either (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971) or Intermediate BIOL.
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
GENE4015
Cytogenetics
6    P (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001) and GENE2001
Semester 2
and 32 credit points of elective units selected from the Animal Production Area of Interest below:

Animal Production Area of Interest (based at Camden Campus):

Comprises 48 credit points of elective units from the following list (there are no core units for this area of interest). Enrolment in elective units is subject to prerequisite and corequisite requirements, prohibitions and timetabling constraints.
AVBS4001
Animal Health and Disease
6    P ANSC3104, AVBS3001, (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 1
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 ANSC3101, (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 2
AVBS4003
Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics
6    P ANSC3107, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3
Semester 2
AVBS4004
Food Safety Assessment and Management
6    P AVBS3001, AVBS4001, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3
Semester 2
AVBS4005
Feed Technology
6    P ANSC3101, (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 1
AVBS4008
Intensive Animal Industries
6    P (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3) OR (Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3)
Semester 2
AVBS4009
Aquaculture
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
AVBS4012
Extensive Animal Industries
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3 OR Bachelor of Science in Agriculture years 1-3
Semester 1
AVBS4019
Equine Science and Industry
6    P Year 1-3 Animal and Veterinary Bioscience
C ANSC3106
Semester 2
ANSC3106
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science 3
6    P AVBS1002
N VETS3018
Semester 2

Year 4 Honours

Students in the Honours program enrol in 24 credit points of coursework units from either the Animal Genetics or Animal Production Area of Interest above, and the following four units of study:
AVBS4015
Research Project A1
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining a first class honours grade, and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4016, AVBS4017, AVBS4018
N AVBS4013, AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4016
Research Project A2
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining a first class honours grade, and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4015, AVBS4017, AVBS4018
N AVBS4013, AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4017
Research Project A3
6    P Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining a first class honours grade, and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4015, AVBS4016, AVBS4018
N AVBS4013, AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2
AVBS4018
Research Project A4
6    P AVBS4015, Animal and Veterinary Bioscience years 1-3. Students need to have obtained a second/third year WAM commensurate with obtaining a first class honours grade, and must have the approval of the faculty to enrol.
C AVBS4016, AVBS4017
N AVBS4013, AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2