ANSC 105

Animal Science

Course overview

This will introduce you to the structure and function of vertebrate animals with an emphasis on mammals. Together we will examine the scientific principles of homeostasis, reproduction, lactation, nutrition and growth.

Course information

Prerequisites and Restrictions You must satisfy the following requirement(s):
  • a minimum average grade of C- across the course(s) specified below
  • restriction Biology of Human Exercise, RECN-104
  • restriction Principles of Livestock Production, ANSC-121
Available semesters Semester 2 2023
Credits 15
Domestic fees $1,014.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the basic disciplines of nutrition, reproduction, lactation and growth across animal species, and how they interrelate
  • Expand your knowledge of important factors in animal health and welfare
  • See how science is applied in the real world through first-hand practical experience
  • Work independently and as a team to solve problems by collecting, processing and interpreting data
  • Learn a sense of social responsibility and an understanding of the contribution of agriculture and food production to the welfare of humanity.

Course examiners

sandy slow

Dr Sandy Slow


Department of Agricultural Sciences