Postgraduate Course: Clinical Animal Behaviour (AWAB11031)
|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||In this course, students will gain an appreciation of the interaction between health and behaviour in domestic/captive animals and develop their understanding of the development, diagnosis and management of behavioural disorders and conflicts in a range of companion animal species including dogs, cats, horses and other household pets.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically evaluate the interaction between health and behaviour in vertebrate animals and understand the behavioural consequences of medical disorders, especially the role of pain on behaviour.
- Demonstrate how a scientific understanding of the biology and normal species specific behaviour can be applied to managing problematic behaviour in a range of companion animal species
- Be able to understand the theories underlying learned problem behaviour and be able to evaluate the role of other factors such as nutrition in health and behaviour
- Develop an understanding of a broad range of training techniques and training aids and the rational assessment of treatment and training options based on the principles of learning theory
- Comprehend the scientific basis to a range of adjuncts used in the management of problem behaviour, including behavioural therapy, psychopharmacology, pheromonatherapy and dietary interventions.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Clinical behaviour,companion animals,dog behaviour,cat behaviour,equine behaviour
|Course organiser||Prof Natalie Waran
Tel: (0131 6)51 7437
|Course secretary||Mrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363