ANIML SC 4050ARW - Advanced Animal Science Pt 1 (Hons)
Roseworthy Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code ANIML SC 4050ARW Course Advanced Animal Science Pt 1 (Hons) Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s Roseworthy Campus Contact Mixed mode - flexible and/or intensive Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Incompatible ANIML SC 4004ARW/BRW, ANIML SC 4010ARW/BRW Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program Course Description Students completing this course choose to either complete all requirements of a Level III course of their choice, with the approval of the Honours co-ordinator and the course co-ordinator; or to evaluate a current problem in Animal Science, unrelated to their Honours research project, and to present this in the form of a written literature analysis and research proposal and seminar presentation. This course aims to develop knowledge and skills in a particular discipline area, and to develop the skills required for the practice of independent scientific research.
Course Coordinator: Dr Rebecca Forder
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesAt the completion of the course students should be able to:
1 demonstrate knowledge and understanding of principles and concepts in a particular discipline area of research, related to Animal or Veterinary Sciences 2 demonstrate an ability to recognise current gaps in our understanding and future areas for experimental investigation in a particular area of research, related to Animal or Veterinary Science 3 identify and evaluate a problem and define the important elements required for its solution 4 identify and critically evaluate appropriate and relevant information sources 5 communicate scientific information clearly and effectively both in writing and orally
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesLearning and teaching modes will vary depending on which module the students choose. For those students choosing to complete coursework the Learning and Teaching modes will be specific to the chosen course. For students choosing the literature review and research proposal of an Animal Science topic, there are no structured activities. Students work independently to complete this activity. They are assigned an academic mentor, who supervises the process and provides assistance and feedback as required.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The workload will depend on the module chosen by the student. Workload for coursework will be dependent on the chosen course. A student enrolled in this course should expect to spend, on average 312 hours on work related to this subject.
Learning Activities SummaryThe Learning Activities will depend on the module chosen by the student. The Learning Activities for coursework will be dependent on the chosen course. For students choosing the literature review / research proposal of an Animal Science topic there are no structured activities. Students work independently to complete this activity.
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Hurdle Learning Outcome Written Literature Review / Research proposal
Summative July or December (mid-year intake) 40% No 1-5 Seminar (unrelated topic) Summative August or December (mid-year intake) 10% No 1-5 Proposal seminar Formative March or September (mid-year intake) 0% No 1-5 Literature Analysis and Research Proposal Summative April or October (mid-year intake) 50% No 1-5
Assessment DetailAssessment will be dependent on the module chosen. Literature Analysis and Research Proposal (50%) Students will submit a written analysis of the Literature that forms the background to their project (max 4,000 words) and a Research proposal that outlines and justifies the project to be conducted (max 1,500 words). This task is submitted in April (February intake) or October (mid-year intake) ~10 weeks after the start of the course. Level III course of their choice OR Written Literature Review and Research Proposal on an unrelated topic (50%) For those students choosing to complete an undergraduate subject, assessment will be dependent on the chosen course. For the alternative activity, students choose a topic, in consultation with the Honours coordinator, their Honours supervisor and an academic mentor. Students then complete an analysis of the literature related to the topic, identify 1-2 original research questions, and formulate hypotheses and experimental aims to address these questions. Students present this as a written literature review and research proposal (40% of the grade (60% literature review, 40% research proposal), maximum 5500 words) and in a seminar presentation (10% of the grade, 20 minute presentation, 10 minute questions). The written document is assessed by a panel of academics and the seminar is assessed by all attending academics.
SubmissionIf an extension is not applied for, or not granted then a penalty for late submission will apply. A mark of zero will be allocated to late submitted assessment.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
NOG (No Grade Associated) Grade Description CN Continuing
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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