AGRI 1003 Animal Science

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300801

Coordinator Julie Old Opens in new window

Description This subject will provide students with an understanding of comparative physiological and anatomical concepts of a range of mammalian and avian species. Students will develop the skills to apply these concepts in practical situations through the use of field observations and the relationship of these to functional anatomy and physiology of production animals. In addition students will develop many of the principles and concepts employed in animal production. Concepts discussed in lectures are reinforced by practical classes held in the laboratory and in the outdoor laboratories.

School Science

Discipline Animal Husbandry

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Equivalent Subjects AGRI 1002 - Animal Science

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Define key terms and concepts associated with mammalian and avian production animal anatomy and physiology.
  2. Compare anatomy and physiology of mammalian and avian production animals.
  3. Evaluate animal production systems.
  4. Handle production animal species; record observations and reflect on the behaviour of production animal species.

Subject Content

Physiology, anatomy and behavior of a range of animal species
Functional anatomy and physiology in practical context


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes 40 N Individual
Presentation 3 minutes 15 N Individual
Quiz 30 minutes 25 N Individual
Literature Review 1,000 words 20 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy - Kenneth Kardong 2019

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)



Subject Contact Adrian Renshaw Opens in new window

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