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

Postgraduate Course: Animal ethics, policy and law (AWAB11022)

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
Summary1. Animal Welfare and Ethics
2. Animal Welfare Recommendations and Policy
3. Animal Welfare Legislation, Regulation and Enforcement
4. Global Applications
Course description This is a compulsory course.
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 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 10/01/2022
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 40, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 50, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 86 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Individual ethical analysis essay (40%)
Group work on policy case study (20%)
Individual legislation assignment (40%)
Feedback Students will receive written or oral feedback on all formative and summative assessments within 15 working days of each assessment being due.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand and discuss the three main ethical theories; debate and investigate the relationship between ethics and animal welfare
  2. discuss the animal welfare policy and recommendations made by governments and other groups. They will also be able to describe how economics affects animal welfare policy
  3. understand concepts of legislation and how it is applied to animals;
  4. describe the different enforcement methods in worldwide animal use
  5. understand how animal welfare science gets translated into policy, recommendations and legislation, and understand the global applications of animal welfare ethics, policy and law.
Reading List
Latest reviews and research articles from this field as directed by the course organiser and contributing lecturers. A reading list for the course will be provided at the start of the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAnimal ethics,Policy,Recommendations,Animal law
Contacts
Course organiserDr Fritha Langford
Tel: (0131 6)51 7448
Email: fritha.langford@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Stephen Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
Email: stephen.mitchell@ed.ac.uk
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