ANIML SC 4040BRW - Advanced Animal Science Pt 2 (Hons)

Roseworthy Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

Students completing this course choose to either complete all requirements of an appropriate Level III course in a similar discipline or another course in a different discipline as approved by the coordinator; or to evaluate a current problem in Animal or Veterinary Science, unrelated to their Honours research project, and to present this in the form of a written literature analysis, 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.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANIML SC 4040BRW
    Course Advanced Animal Science Pt 2 (Hons)
    Coordinating Unit School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Roseworthy Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Mixed mode ? flexible and/or intensive.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites ANIML SC 4040ARW
    Incompatible ANIML SC 4050ARW, ANIML SCBRW
    Restrictions Available only to students admitted to the relevant Honours program
    Course Description Students completing this course choose to either complete all requirements of an appropriate Level III course in a similar discipline or another course in a different discipline as approved by the coordinator; or to evaluate a current problem in Animal or Veterinary Science, unrelated to their Honours research project, and to present this in the form of a written literature analysis, 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 Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Mandi Carr

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    The Course Learning Outcomes for students who select the coursework module will be dependent on the chosen course.

    For students who choose the unrelated literature review and research proposal module, on successful completion of this course,
    students will 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 Sciences
    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    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.

    3, 5

    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4

    Attribute 7: Digital capabilities

    Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.

    7

    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.

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary
    The 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.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    The assessment for students who select the coursework module will be dependent on the chosen course.

    For students who choose the literature review and research proposal module, the below assessment will apply.
    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Hurdle?
    Yes or No
    Learning Outcome Due
    Literature Review
    (unrelated topic)
    Summative

    60%

    No 1 - 7 July (semester 1 intake)
    or
    December (semester 2 intake)
    Research proposal
    (unrelated topic)
    Summative 30% No 1 - 7 July (semester 1 intake)
    or
    December (semester 2 intake)
    Seminar
    (unrelated topic)
    Summative 10% No 1 - 7 August (semester 1 intake)
    or
    December (semester 2 intake)
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment will be dependent on the module chosen. The assessment for students who select the coursework module will be dependent on the chosen course.

    For students who choose the literature review and research proposal module, the below assessment will apply:

    Literature Review (unrelated topic) (60%)
    The literature review (max 4000 words) should be a critical review of published work. It should state the aim of the review, identify gaps in knowledge and highlight outstanding research questions establishing why research in the project area is important. This task is submitted in April (semester 1 intake) or October (semester 2 intake).

    Research Proposal (unrelated topic) (30%)
    The research proposal (1500 words) should outline a hypothetical project in the student’s area of interest, and include a brief analysis of the literature to provide context for the project. It should formulate hypotheses and experimental aims to address the questions identified in the literature review, and include a description of the experiments that would be performed if this investigation was conducted. Students choose a topic, in consultation with the Honours coordinator, their Honours supervisor and an academic mentor. This task is submitted in April (semester 1 intake) or October (semester 2 intake).

    Seminar (unrelated topic) (10%)
    Each student will present a 12 minute seminar describing the results of their review. Students are assessed on content and structure of the seminar, understanding of the research area, and their oral presentation. Seminars are assessed by all attending academics. This task is submitted in June (semester 1 intake) or November (semester 2 intake).
    Submission
    Late Submission
    If an extension is not applied for, or not granted, then a penalty for late submission will apply.  A penalty of 10% of the value of the assignment for each calendar day that the assignment is late (i.e. weekends count as 2 days), up to a maximum of 50% of the available marks will be applied. This means that an assignment that is 5 days late or more without an approved extension can only receive a maximum of 50% of the marks available for that assignment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    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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