Animal WelfareFaculty of Science & Technology - Anglia Ruskin University
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- Bachelor's degree
The main aims of this degree are: To provide you with a broad knowledge base in the field of animal welfare. To equip you with the analytical and scientific skills necessary to test new ideas and critically review results.
Suitable for: This course will be of particular value to individuals looking to pursue a career within research, animal charities, animal behaviour counselling or zoos.
Requirements: Required subject(s): GCE A-level Biology or Psychology (or equivalent qualification) GCSE(s) Preferred: English grade C, Mathematics grade C
BSc (Hons) in Animal Welfare
East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
Animal Welfare is an important issue of relevance to all levels of society; from individuals concerned with animal wellbeing to government departments involved in developing and implementing animal-orientated legislation. Ethical perspectives on man's involvement with animals and the assessment of animal welfare are topics of much debate.
This course covers both the scientific principles underpinning the assessment of animal welfare and societal perspectives on this issue. Students use ethological, psychological, and physiological techniques to develop an informed, integrated, and rational approach to the assessment of animal welfare in both domestic and non-domestic contexts.
From core modules you will learn to make scientific assessments of animal welfare in specific, practical situations. You will necessarily have the opportunity to gain practical experience of working with animals in a range of situations. A wide range of module options including Animal Health and Nutrition, Parasitology, Design for Animal Welfare and Behaviour and Management of Zoo Animals will allow you to focus on areas of particular interest or to prepare for a preferred career.
Year one core modules
- Core Biology
- Comparative Mammalian Physiology
- Animal Behaviour in Context
- Introduction to Animal Behaviour & Welfare
- Animal Husbandry
- Animal Form and Function
Year two core modules
- Preparation for Research
- Practical Biology
- Animal Health and Nutrition
- Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare
- Concepts in Animal Behaviour
- Biological Bases of Behaviour
- Animal Cognition and Training
Year three core modules
- Undergraduate Project
- Animal Welfare and Society
- Design for Animal Welfare
- Animal Behaviour Counselling
- Domestication and Behaviour of Captive and Domestic Animals
- Equine Behaviour for Training and Management
- Behaviour and Management of Zoo Animals
This course uses a wide range of methods of assessment including essays, practical reports, computer based assessments, presentations, debates, steeplechase tests, reviews of scientific papers and examinations.