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 BIOL1101, BIOL1991, BIOL1500, BIOL1901, BIOL1911
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
N BIOL1991, BIOL1901, BIOL1101, BIOL1500, BIOL1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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 BIOL1500, BIOL1902; BIOL1992
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
N BIOL1500, BIOL1002; BIOL1992, BIOL1904, 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 undertaken an HSC chemistry course are strongly advised to complete a chemistry bridging course before lectures commence.
N CHEM1906, CHEM1909, CHEM1901, CHEM1101, CHEM1905, CHEM1109, CHEM1903
Semester 1
OR
CHEM1101
Chemistry 1A
6    A HSC Chemistry and Mathematics
N CHEM1905, CHEM1906, CHEM1903, CHEM1001, CHEM1909, CHEM1109, CHEM1901
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
CHEM1002
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or equivalent
N CHEM1102, CHEM1902, CHEM1907, CHEM1904, CHEM1108, CHEM1908
Semester 2
OR
CHEM1102
Chemistry 1B
6    P CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or a Distinction in CHEM1001 or equivalent
N CHEM1904, CHEM1907, CHEM1902, CHEM1108, CHEM1908, CHEM1002
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ENVX1001
Introductory Statistical Methods

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    A 70 or more in HSC Mathematics
N MATH1005, BIOM1003, MATH1111, BUSS1020, MATH1015, MATH1001, STAT1022, MATH1011, STAT1021, MATH1906, ECMT1010, MATH1901, MATH1905
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 AGEC1004, AGEC1003
Semester 2
ANSC2005
Australia's Biodiversity in a Changing E
6    A Basic anatomy and physiology and Australian farming systems
P 12 credit points of Junior level Biology units or equivalent; AGEN1001
N ANSC2004; VETS2015
Semester 2
ENVX2001
Applied Statistical Methods
6    P ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or BIOM1003 or MATH1011 or MATH1015
Semester 1
GENE2001
Agricultural Genetics 2

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P BIOL1001 or BIOL1002 or BIOL1101 or BIOL1901 or 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:

Core

All students complete:
AVBS3000
Professional Development
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
For students who elect not to complete a major:
ANSC3101
Animal Nutrition 3
6    P AVBS1002, (VETS1032 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901)
C AVBS2001 or MICR2024
Semester 2
ANSC3102
Animal Reproduction
6    A ANSC3104
Semester 1
ANSC3108
Animal Genetics and Genomics 1
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge of biology, chemistry, genetics and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st and 2nd year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.
Semester 1
For students who elect to undertake the major, 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 Equivalent to 6 credit points of Intermediate Biochemistry or Chemistry
N AFNR5102, AGCH3017, AGCH3024
Semester 1
AGCH3033
Environmental Chemistry
6    A SOIL2003, LWSC2002
P 12 cp of Junior Chemistry
N CHEM2404
Semester 2
AGEC2101
Market and Price Analysis

This unit of study is not available in2015

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

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P ECON1001 or AGEC1006 or (AGEC1003 and AGEC1004) or RESEC1031
N AGEC2003
Semester 1
AGEC3101
Agribusiness Management

This unit of study is not available in2015

6    P AGEC2103 or AGEC2003 or AGEC1006
N AGEC3001, AGEC1102, AGEC3103
Semester 2
AGRO3004
Managing Agro-Ecosystems
6    P (BIOL2023 or BIOL2923 or PLNT2003 or AGEN 2001) and SOIL2003.
Semester 2
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ANSC3105
Animal Biotechnology
6    P AVBS1002 and GENE2001
Semester 2
ANSC3109
Animal Genetics and Genomics 2
6    P Assumed Knowledge: Knowledge of biology, chemistry, genetics and statistics from, or equivalent to that in, the 1st and 2nd year Units of Study in the degrees in which this Unit is available.
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
AVBS3003
Wildlife Management
6    A All core Units of Study in Year 1 and 2 of BAnVetBioSc degree or equivalent.
P 24CP 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 12cp Intermediate BIOL; or 6cp Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972).
N BIOL2010, BIOL3910, 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
ENTO2001
Introductory Entomology
6    P 12 cp of first year biology
N BIOL2917, BIOL2017
Semester 2
ENVI3112
Environmental Assessment
6    P (GEOS2121 or GEOS2921) and 6 additional credit points of intermediate units
N ENVI3912, ENVI3004, ENVI3002
Semester 2
ENVX3002
Statistics in the Natural Sciences
6    P ENVX2001 or BIOM2001 or STAT2012 or STAT2912 or BIOL2022 or BIOL2922
Semester 1
SOIL2003
Soil Properties and Processes
6      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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
ANSC3106
Animal Behaviour and Welfare Science 3
6    P AVBS1002
N VETS3018
Semester 2
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    P Assumed Knowledge: Enrolled students are expected to have some understanding of key components of the dairy production system, including basic knowledge of animal physiology and nutrition.
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
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

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, AVBS4017, AVBS4018
N AVBS4014, AVBS4013
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 AVBS4014, AVBS4013
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 AVBS4014, AVBS4013
Semester 1
Semester 2