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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Animal Welfare and Animal Behaviour

Postgraduate Course: Anthrozoology (AWAB11042)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to expand knowledge and appreciation of how humans and non-human animals interact, covering theoretical and practical aspects of the interaction. There is an emphasis on examining the animal aspect of the interaction while adopting a multidisciplinary approach to the wider subject area.
Course description Subject areas include:
Human-Animal relationships and communication
Companion and Therapy animals
Conflict between humans and animals
Animal performance, exhibitions and arenas
Evidence-based approaches to the study of human-animal interactions.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 07/08/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Online in-course assessments will incorporate a variety of activities constituting 100% of the overall course mark. These in-course assessments provide the opportunity to give students feedback on their performance during the course, and will include:
1) Research methodology assessment 50%
2) Individual written assessment 50%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Review key aspects of the history of human-animal interaction and critically analyse factors influencing changes in human-animal relationships
  2. Examine cultural variation in human perceptions, beliefs and attitudes regarding animals and critically discuss their effects on people┐s behaviour
  3. Critically evaluate the impact and significance of human-animal relationships in a variety of contexts
  4. Critically discuss the roles of companion animals in human society
  5. Develop an understanding of the use of animals for service and therapy and research relating to costs and benefits for the animal and human.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsHuman-Animal relationships,Therapy animals,Conflict and Interactions with animals
Contacts
Course organiserDr Ralph Thompson
Tel: (0131 6)51 7326
Email: ralph.thompson@sruc.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: Angela.Harding@ed.ac.uk
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