UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANIM3306 Clean, Green and Ethical Animal Production

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Agricultural Science major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Design students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit is based on a new approach to agriculture through the development of animal production systems that are clean, green and ethical (CGE). The objective is for students to learn the scientific principles that underpin (1) the reduction in the use of chemicals and artificial hormones (clean); (2) the reduction of the negative impact on the environment (green); and (3) the optimisation of animal welfare (ethical). The unit is taught within the current landscape of farming systems in Western Australia and global animal production systems.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the principles of clean, green and ethical animal production and its importance to agriculture in the twenty-first century; (2) have a knowledge and understanding of the major constraints in the animal production industries; (3) be exposed to the major problems associated with the production of wool, meat and dairy products; (4) appreciate the important role of ongoing research and expansion of knowledge in animal industries; (5) identify major constraints in supply chains and advance feasible solutions; and (6) apply communication skills.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) a three-hour end-of-semester examination (50 per cent); (2) three laboratory reports (10 per cent each); and (3) a 10,000-word essay (20 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Dominique Blache
Unit rules
Prerequisites: any Level 2 ANIM unit or AGRI2201 Pasture and Livestock Systems
Contact hours lectures: 3 hours per week; practical class: 3 hours every 2 weeks
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANIM3306/SEM-2/2017

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