Postgraduate Course: International Animal Welfare Science (AWAB11020)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||1. History, Culture and Concepts of Animal Welfare
2. Science and Animal Welfare
3. Understanding Animal Behaviour
4. Animal Suffering
5. Animal Welfare Assessment
This is a core course
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
||Vet Med Semester 1
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 150,
Summative Assessment Hours 50,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
research proposal 50% group presentation 50%
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Research proposal individual assignment (50%)
Welfare assessment group work presentation (50%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- - discuss the meanings and definitions of animal welfare.
- - describe how the concepts of animal welfare have changed over time and in different parts of the world.
- - understand how science works, how to read a scientific paper and apply statistical principles in animal welfare research.
- - discuss how animal learning and motivation affects welfare. They will also be able to explain how animal cognition and consciousness affect animal quality of life.
- - describe the concepts of stress, pain and suffering and how these relate to animal welfare.
6. - explain the process of animal welfare assessment, the tools needed, the checks that are required and discuss the criteria of an animal welfare indicator.
|Latest reviews and research articles from this field as directed by the Course Organiser and lecturers. A reading list for the course will be provided at the start of the course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Animal welfare assessment,animal behaviour,global welfare issues
|Course organiser||Dr Fritha Langford
Tel: (0131 6)51 7448
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
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