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. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
Semester 1
Summer Main
OR
BIOL1911
Concepts in Biology (Advanced)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
P 80+ in HSC Biology, or a minimum of Distinction level in a University level Biology unit
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1001 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1901 or BIOL1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1002
Living Systems
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 BIOL1500 or BIOL1902 or BIOL1992


Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February).
Semester 2
OR
BIOL1902
Living Systems (Advanced)
6    A (85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent)
P Distinction or better in (BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1003 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993), OR HSC Biology equal to 90 or greater
N BIOL1500 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1992 or BIOL1904 or BIOL1905

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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 completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
OR
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics. 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 CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1905 or CHEM1906 or CHEM1909 or CHEM1109
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101
N CHEM1102 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1907 or CHEM1908 or CHEM1108
Semester 2
OR
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901, or a Distinction in CHEM1001
N CHEM1002 or CHEM1902 or CHEM1904 or CHEM1907 or CHEM1908 or CHEM1108
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENVX1002
Introduction to Statistical Methods
6    N : ENVX1001
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 or AGEC1004
Semester 2
ANSC2005
Australia's Biodiversity in a Changing Environment
6    A Basic anatomy and physiology and Australian farming systems
P 12 credit points of Junior level Biology units (or equivalent), and AGEN1001 and (GENE2001 or GENE2002)
N ANSC2004 or VETS2015
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015
Semester 1
GENE2002
Veterinary and Agricultural Genetics 2
6    A Knowledge of biology, chemistry and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.
P At least one of (BIOL1001, BIOL1002, BIOL1101, BIOL1901, BIOL1911, VETS1018)
N GENE2001
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    P ANSC3103
Semester 2
AVBS2001
Introductory Veterinary Pathogenesis
6    A (CHEM1101 or CHEM1001 or CHEM1901) and (CHEM1102 or CHEM1002 or CHEM1902)
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:

Core

All students complete:
AVBS3000
Professional Development
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
The core 24 credit points for each major are listed in the relevent table. Core units may be taken in either Year 3 or Year 4 depending on prerequisite requirements.
One major may be taken in:
* Animal Genetics and Biotechnology (see list of required core units of study in Table 1)
* Animal Health and Disease (see list of required core units of study in Table 2)
* Animal Production Systems (see list of required core units of study in Table 3)
* Wildlife Conservation (see list of required core units of study in Table 4)

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    A 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AFNR5102 or AGCH3017 or AGCH3024
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003 and LWSC2002
P 12cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
AGEC2102
Agribusiness Marketing
6    P AGEC1006 or AGEC1102 or RSEC1031
Semester 1
ANSC3105
Animal Biotechnology
6    P AVBS1002 and GENE2001
Semester 2
ANSC3107
Animal Genetics 3
6    P GENE2001 or MBLG2072 or MBLG2972
Semester 2
AREC3001
Production Modelling and Management
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
Semester 2
AREC3002
Agricultural Markets
6    P AREC2001 or AGEC2103 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901
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) and BIOL1001 and BIOL1002 and ANSC3103 and ANSC3104 and (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001)
P AVBS2001 and AVBS3001
Semester 2
AVBS3003
Wildlife Management
6    A All core Units of Study in Year 1 and 2 of BAnVetBioSc degree
P 24 credit points from second year core units of study
Semester 1
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
BIOL3010
Tropical Wildlife Biology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3910 or BIOL2010 or BIOL2910


This unit runs in February. It cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. 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. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017Â…) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years..
Intensive February
BIOL3013
Marine Biology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3913
Semester 2
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6 credit points from (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX)
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 Credit Points of Junior Biology ((BIOL1001 or BIOL1911) and (BIOL1002 or BIOL1902 or AGEN1004))
Semester 2
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1

Year 4

Coursework

Enrolment in elective units is subject to prerequisite and corequisite requirements, prohibitions and timetabling constraints.
AGRO4005
Livestock Production Systems
6    A Junior plant and animal biology (or equivalent), junior chemistry biology, intermediate crop and animal production, nutrition and physiology (or equivalent).
P 6 credit points of Junior Biology or equivalent
Semester 2
AGRO4006
New and Emerging Tech in Animal Science
6    P 6 credit points of Junior Biology or equivalent
Semester 1
AGEN5001
Agricultural and Environmental Extension
6      Semester 2
ANSC3106
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science 3
6    P AVBS1002
N VETS3018
Semester 2
AVBS4001
Animal Health and Disease
6    P ANSC3104 and AVBS3001
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
Semester 2
AVBS4003
Wildlife and Evolutionary Genetics
6    P ANSC3107
Semester 2
AVBS4004
Food Safety Assessment and Management
6    P AVBS3001 and AVBS4001
Semester 2
AVBS4005
Feed Technology
6    P ANSC3101
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
BIOL3018
Gene Technology and Genomics
6    P (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972) and 6 credit points from (MBLG2071 or MBLG2971 or BIOL2XXX)
N BIOL3918
Semester 1
BIOM4003
Matrix Algebra and Linear Models
6    P ENVX3002
Semester 1
GENE4015
Cytogenetics
6    P (BIOM2001 or ENVX2001) and GENE2001
Intensive July
Semester 2

Honours

Students in the Honours program enrol in 24 credit points of year 4 coursework units (including any major units), 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 and AVBS4017 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or 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 and AVBS4017 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or 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 and AVBS4016 and AVBS4018
N AVBS4013 or 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 AVBS4015 and AVBS4016 and AVBS4017
N AVBS4013 or AVBS4014
Semester 1
Semester 2