Undergraduate

Animal Health

Do you want to combine science with your concern for animal welfare? Focusing on domestic animals, production animals, and wildlife, you’ll learn how technology is being used to address the latest issues in animal health.

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Murdoch code

MJ-ANH

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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For median graduate salary for agriculture studies. 1

Australia’s only campus-based farm

Gain the advantage of hands-on experience in soil science, crop science and pasture science.

Eight weeks of industry placements

Undertake industry placements in farms and agriculture research programs across WA.

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Overview

Explore the latest issues, technology and opportunities in the field of animal health, with a strong focus on the condition and well-being of domestic animals, production animals and wildlife.

Develop the kind of teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills that are in high demand with employers and be taught by some of Australia’s leading animal health experts. Murdoch University is the only city-based university in Australia with an animal production property, so you’ll have easy access to animals for your practical sessions.

If you’d like to study Animal Health as a pathway to apply to study Veterinary Science, we recommend studying a double major which includes Animal Health and Animal Science.

6 reasons to study Animal Health at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for skills development for Veterinary Science.
    Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
  • Murdoch University is the only city-based university in Australia with an animal production property. This means you’ll have easy access to large animals such as sheep and cows for your practical sessions.
  • Learn from some of Australia’s leading animal health experts.
  • Have opportunities for direct interactions with growers and industry experts in Australia’s diverse farming industries.
  • Get practical knowledge in applications of genomic and molecular technologies for improving animal health.
  • Opportunities to further your career development through research linked to national and international research projects.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • comparative mammalian biochemistry
  • principles of infectious disease – veterinary microbiology
  • animal structure and function
  • pathology and diseases of production animals
  • genetic engineering.

Your future career

A major in Animal Health will give you opportunities to pursue a career in a wide range of fields, including agriculture, companion animal industries and wildlife management.

Careers could include:

  • Biosecurity and Quarantine Officer
  • Farm Manager
  • Genetic Technologies Consultant
  • Research Scientist
  • Livestock Manager.

You could work in the private sector in agriculture or environmental consultancy, government agencies, non-government organisations, or research and development institutions to help solve animal health issues across the world.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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