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This course considers the physiology, development and nutrition of domestic, companion and exhibition animals in relation to animal husbandry and care.
You will apply your knowledge of biology and zoology to the improvement of management practices and to the enhancement of animal welfare.
By researching and presenting a seminar on ethical issues related to animals in captivity, you will develop critical thinking skills and build experience in constructing and evidencing an argument, and also gain skills in group working and oral communication.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course is structured so that emphasis is placed on animals in terms of their numbers in captivity: domestic animals (billions), companion animals (millions), captive exotics (thousands) and others. Much of the teaching relates directly to domestic (farm) animals but concepts are applicable across all species in situations controlled by humans, and the course assessments will encourage further study of species that are of particular interest to you as an individual.
|Trip to Blair Drummond (optional).||GBP 15.00|
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
reflective account (20%)
online test (10%)
group presentation (20%)
online exam (50%)
There are no assessments for this course.
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