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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

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 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 15/04/2019
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. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the factors that influence the nature of human animal interactions (HAIs)
  2. Critically evaluate the range of research approaches and methodologies used to study aspects of HAIs and apply these to individual research questions
  3. Critically compare the impact and significance of HAIs in a variety of contexts, and propose solutions to any ethical and/or welfare issues identified
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsHuman-Animal relationships,Therapy animals,Conflict and Interactions with animals
Contacts
Course organiserDr Louise Buckley
Tel: (0131 6)51 9488
Email: louise.buckley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: Angela.Harding@ed.ac.uk
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