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Animal welfare is a concept based in science as well as philosophy – welfare can be measured and is important from an economic as well as moral point of view.
This course uses a mix of class discussions, site visits, guest lecturers and self-directed study to provide a framework on which students can build and synthesise their knowledge of the science of animal welfare.
Student-led activities promote the development of transferable skills such as time management, project planning and reporting.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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 individual 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 welfare, and to develop skills and confidence in defining their own learning priorities for professional development.
The specific learning objectives include:
Taught topics covered include
(note that these may vary slightly between years)
Sentience and consciousness
Animals in research
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Formative feedback throughout course, individual written feedback on draft and final report.
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Oral feedback will be provided in class, individual written feedback will be provided twice during the semester.
There are no assessments for this course.
|to review scientific papers and concepts and to identify salient points
|to evaluate, interpret and criticise material from difference sources
|to articulate ideas both in an oral and written form