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Part Time HNC/HND Animal Studies

In Carmarthen ()

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Description

  • Typology

    HNC

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

Animal studies is the applied science, occupations, businesses and industry associated with the husbandry, welfare and management requirements of animals. These species may be kept for their athletic abilities or the recreational and sporting or scientific interests of their owners or may be part of a species conservation programme. The subjects apply fundamental physical, biological, economic.

Important information

Government funding available

To take into account

40 UCAS points or a pass at National Diploma or a credit in Advanced National Certificate plus three GCSE passes at C or above or equivalent qualifications. Mature students are considered on an individual basis as a wider range of prior experience can be taken into account.

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Course programme

Awarding Body

University of Glamorgan

UCAS code:C22, Route A , Route B

Course Content

Animal studies is the applied science, occupations, businesses and industry associated with the husbandry, welfare and management requirements of animals. These species may be kept for their athletic abilities or the recreational and sporting or scientific interests of their owners or may be part of a species conservation programme. The subjects apply fundamental physical, biological, economic and sociological principles to sustainable animal management in the world and consider the social and environmental impacts of such management systems. HND/C programmes in animal studies are concerned with the scientific basis of animals and related activities in applied biology. They include all the sciences underpinning the management and use of animals and their products and with the husbandry, care and welfare of animals. The aim of the course is to provide a realistic theoretical and practical training for those whose intention is to find employment in the animal care industry as enterprise managers. The range covers small animals, exotics, horses and farm animals, kennels and catteries, zoo, wildlife parks, animal welfare, aquatics, conservation and ecology work. The course can also lead to higher study at University degree level.

Course Features

Anatomy PHYSIOLOGY (a core requirement). This Module aims to introduce the student to anatomy in a range of animals and to enable the student to relate anatomical structure to function.

Animal Nursing HEALTH Care (a core requirement). This module aims to highlight legal and ethical requirements pertaining to staff and procedures, health care and hygiene associated with health and vigour, nursing skills, veterinary techniques to diagnose and treat patients.

Nutrition (a core requirement). This module aims to introduce the student to anatomical PHYSIOLOGY variation in the digestive systems in a range of animals, dietary needs of a variety of species, feeding regime development.

Animal Breeding This module aims to develop an understanding of the principles in the selection of breeding stock, the mechanisms of oestrus and the artificial methods of manipulating reproduction, care and management of breeding animals and their young.

Behaviour This module aims to Provide an understanding of the causation of natural animal behaviour, from a scientific basis of observable behaviour. To examine the relationship between animals and their environment. Study Includes History, evolution, adaptation, genetics, learning; habituation, imprinting, Sexual behaviour; courtship; parental care; grouping, territoriality; cooperation and altruism., communication, Feeding, camouflage, habitat selection; migration, navigation, Homeostasis, thermoregulation; stress, hibernation; biological clocks.

Animal Welfare This module aims to introduce the historical and current developments in animal welfare, knowledge of theoretical and applied animal welfare, concepts required assess animal welfare.

Exotic Animals This module aims to develop an understanding of the husbandry of reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates in captivity and to develop practical husbandry techniques. Learning outcomes At the end of this module, the student will be able to 1. Demonstrate and describe correct husbandry and handling techniques for a range of exotic species 2. Describe the symptoms of common exotic diseases and how these can be transmitted, treated and prevented 3. Discuss the keeping of exotics in captivity with particular reference to the ethical and legislative implications

Mans Interactions with Animals The module aims to examine the range of diversity and complexity of the interactions of man with animals and their survival past and present, to develop legal and ethical interpretation of the management of captive and wild species, of zoo based and wild species related to their natural history.

Conservation Biology This module aims to improve understanding and knowledge of habitat ecology, procedures relating to species management and introduction and species conservation.

Business Skills This module aims to provide the student with modern and appropriate I.T. skills for industrial application to develop an awareness of personnel management and to gain an understanding of the financial records required by a small business.
Career Prospects and Progression

The aim of the course is to provide a realistic theoretical and practical training for those whose intention is to find employment in the animal care industry as enterprise managers. The range covers small animals, exotics, horses and farm animals, kennels and catteries, zoos, wildlife parks, animal welfare, aquatics, conservation and ecology work. Also, progression onto degree level at University is an option.

Modules

The options offered each academic year will be selected by the college course team and is dependant on: resources, facilities, and staffing availability. Core Modules: Anatomy and Physiology; Health Care and Nursing; Nutrition. Additional Modules: Conservation biology; Aquatics; Exotic Species Management; Animal welfare; Anthrozoology; Animal breeding; Animal behaviour; Specialist study; Study skills; Work experience. Optional Modules (require four for HNC or nine for HND): Animal Breeding; Animal Behaviour; Business Skills; Study Skills; Conservation Biology; Man`s Interaction with Animals; Animal Welfare; Exotics Husbandry; Aquatics Management; Marine Studies; Work Experience; Specialist Project.

Method of Assessment

Performance is monitored by assignments, continuous assessment, practical work, end of module assessments.

Course Length

It is delivered part-time, one day a week. The HNC requires completion of 7 modules over two years. The HND requires completion of 12 modules. There will be up to four modules delivered each year.

Time of Delivery

Daytime

Campus

Pibwrlwyd Campus

Bilingual Provision

This course can be studied in English only

Entry Requirements

40 UCAS points or a pass at National Diploma or a credit in Advanced National Certificate plus three GCSE passes at C or above or equivalent qualifications. Mature students are considered on an individual basis as a wider range of prior experience can be taken into account.

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Part Time HNC/HND Animal Studies

Price on request