Postgraduate Course: Captive & Free ranging wild animal welfare (AWAB11021)
|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. The history and ethics of keeping wild animals in captivity;
2. Legislation relating to captive wildlife keeping: examples from the UK, EU and globally;
3. Welfare assessment in Captive wildlife;
4. Behavioural management approach to captive wildlife;
5. Wildlife trade and utilisation;
6. Exotic pet welfare;
7. Management of wildlife populations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- This course provides an overview of the interacting ethical, welfare and conservation issues of topical interest in the management of wildlife.
- A key theme relates to the dilemmas that can arise from conflicting concerns for individual animal welfare and the conservation of species, populations or communities.
- The lecture material addresses topics from a wide range of disciplines (eg conservation biology, population biology, veterinary medicine, economics) which aims to provide the student with a context for evaluating welfare and conservation priorities.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Captive animal, wild animal, welfare
|Course organiser||Ms Lindsay Dalziel
Tel: (0131 6)50 7601
|Course secretary||Mrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363