|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 1 hour lectures per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 x 3 hour seminars per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Practical assessment of animal welfare||50%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours||100%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Interpret a range of normal behaviours for companion, farm and captive animal species, which are explained in terms of their evolution, development and underlying control.
2. Objectively quantify behaviour
3. Recognise 'Abnormal' behaviours and explain them in terms of cause, function and overlying motivation.
4. Understand the concepts of stress and animal welfare.
5. Understand current animal welfare legislation.
6. Apply current methods of animal welfare assessment to a practical situation.
7. Understand common welfare and behavioural problems of companion and farm animals and explain methods for their control.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Communication||Students will be required to present information precisely and concisely in a clear and informative manner. Oral discussions and presentations will form part of the module.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will have to manager their own time in developing the assignment.|
|Information Technology||To complete the asignment, students will have to obtain information from a variety of sources including books and websites. This will involve the use of IT to compile the finished report, as well as retrieving relevant information (eg Voyager).|
|Research skills||Students' ability to work independently and solve problems will be developed by the assignment.|
Alcock J (1993) Animal behaviour - an evolutionary approach 5th Primo search Appleby M C and Hughes B O (eds) (1997) Animal welfare CABI Primo search Carlson, N R (2001) Physiology of behaviour 7th Primo search Cooper J R, Bloom F E and Roth R H (1982) The biochemical basis of neuropharmacology Primo search Fraser, A F & Broom, D M (1990) Farm Animal Behaviour and Welfare 3rd Bailliere Tindall Primo search Lawrence A B and Rushen J (1993) Stereotopic animal behaviour CABI Primo search McFarland D (1993) Animal behaviour 2nd Longman Primo search Wade C and Tavris C (1993) Psychology Primo search Wood-Gush, D G M (1983) Elements of ethology Chapman and Hall Ltd Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6