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

Postgraduate Course: Cat and Dog Welfare (AWAB11039)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe following topics will be covered in this module: effects of environmental experience and the human-animal bond on behaviour and welfare, effects of selective breeding on physiology and behaviour, clinical causes of behaviour problems, methods involved in behaviour therapy, training and welfare of human assistance animals, national and global welfare issues .
Course description The following topics will be covered in this module: effects of environmental experience and the human-animal bond on behaviour and welfare, effects of selective breeding on physiology and behaviour, clinical causes of behaviour problems, methods involved in behaviour therapy, training and welfare of human assistance animals, national and global welfare issues .
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Nil
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 17/09/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 36, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 100 %
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:

2 assessments worth 50% each
Feedback Live discussion session
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Discuss the cultural, social and historical influences on our attitudes to dogs and cats
  2. Describe and debate animals as pets our responsibilities to their welfare
  3. Explain how to assess welfare of cats and dogs and appreciate the practical difficulties in doing this.
  4. Discuss companion animal population control and infectious disease control
  5. Discuss companion animals in trade; fur, meat and slaughter
Reading List
Available through Talis Aspire.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsDog behaviour and welfare,Cat behaviour and welfare,population mangement
Contacts
Course organiserMiss Heather Bacon
Tel: (0131 6)51 7438
Email: Heather.Bacon@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Michael Winpenny
Tel: (0131 6)50 8825
Email: Michael.Winpenny@ed.ac.uk
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