AGRI12001 - Livestock Health and Welfare

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with an holistic approach to evaluating and maintaining livestock health and well-being. You will learn about the key concepts of livestock welfare and their applications, and the cause, impact, treatment and prevention of livestock diseases, including selected exotic and zoonotic diseases.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

AGRI11003 Livestock Production Management

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2020

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical and Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Practical and Written Assessment 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 31.82% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle feedback In class feedback
Feedback
Dissections in practicals
Recommendation
Practicals should include more dissections. Previously a concern with this was the ability to manage dissections in three locations, however, the unit coordinator should liaise with the practical tutors and technical staff in other locations to establish a video link that would ensure that all students are conducting the dissection concurrently.
Action Taken
The practical sessions in 2020 included a greater number of dissections. In weeks 1 and 2, before the cessation of practicals for T1 2020, dissections were carried out in all three locations via video conferencing. In all, six additional dissections were included in the practical sessions. Additional tissue-based activities were also included, such as blood and impression smears.
Source: Moodle feedback In class feedback
Feedback
Order of classes
Recommendation
Practicals for a particular topic should only be conducted after at least the lecture on that same topic. The sequence of learning activities should follow a pattern of: Lecture > Tutorial > Practical or Lecture > Practical > Tutorial. Conducting the practical after the lecture ensures that all students have the requisite knowledge to participate in the practical.
Action Taken
The order of classes was timetabled as lecture > tutorial > practical.
Source: In-Class and via Assessment
Feedback
Diversity of student knowledge on Livestock Health and Welfare at outset of the term.
Recommendation
There is a diversity of knowledge about livestock health and welfare among the AGRI12001 cohort which should be addressed and considered by the unit coordinator. This should be achieved through a baseline questionnaire at the commencement of term. This will allow the unit coordinator to identify and address any knowledge gaps that exist among the cohort.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle "Have Your Say"
Feedback
Improvement in student feedback return time and feedback depth.
Recommendation
Students requested more feedback in their returned assessment and a greater depth of feedback. While students received individualized feedback, they were notified that they could request more feedback from the unit coordinator if they wished to receive more in-depth feedback. This should be reiterated again in future iterations of this unit. The unit coordinator should strive to improve assessment feedback turn around times, however, students should be reminded that assessment return dates are 10 working days from the date of submission.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Email and In-Class
Feedback
Student access to journal articles and databases.
Recommendation
Some students stated that they were unable to access databases and journal articles relevant to AGRI12001 content (livestock health and welfare). They commented that feedback from library staff indicated that certain databases/journals are not available but could be made available upon request from the unit coordinator. Students should be reminded to contact the unit coordinator as soon as they are aware of databases or journals that are not available through the library or open access.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the health and welfare of livestock.
  2. Develop and implement health and welfare strategies for livestock within an enterprise.
  3. Critique the animal welfare codes of practice and legislation for inclusion in a production plan and enterprise procedure.
  4. Develop and monitor a best practice treatment plan.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical and Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Practical and Written Assessment