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Course Overview

Site visits, lecturer and self-directed study provide a framework for building and synthesizing knowledge of the scientific of animal welfare.

Student-led activities promote the development of transferable skills such as time management, project planning and reporting.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Cath Dennis

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Course Description

This course allows students to build on the knowledge gained in ZO3309 Animal Management and Welfare.  The course is student-led, the main assessment being an individual project where topic and assessment vehicle are defined by each student.  A range of pertinent topics will be covered in class sessions making use of site visits and guest lecturers as appropriate.   

The aim of this module is to provide students with an opportunity to synthesize knowledge from various areas of animal science/zoology with a focus on animal werfare, and to develop skills and confidence in defining their own learning priorities for professional development.

The specific learning objectives include:

  • to effectively review scientific papers and concepts, and to identify the salient points
  • to evaluate, interpret and criticise material from different sources
  • to articulate ideas, both in an oral and written form

Further Information & Notes

The course will run during weeks 7-17 in Thread 2

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Design Project: Individual (70%), Engagement in class and field activities (30%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


Class and field activities: oral feedback will be provided in class, individual written feedback will be provided twice during the semester

Report: formative feedback throughout course, individual written feedback on draft and final report


Course Learning Outcomes


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