Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Livestock Health and Welfare 2 (Measuring and Improving Welfare)
Academic Year
Distance Learning

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of assessing and measuring livestock welfare

Demonstrate an understanding of some of the complex impacts that internal and external pressures can have on welfare practices

Brief description

An introduction to the measurement of welfare in the ruminant and monogastric sectors and an exploration of how this could be improved.


Through a series of online lectures, guided reading and quizzes, students will explore:
• How livestock welfare is assessed and measured
• The impact of nutrition on livestock health, welfare and production efficiency
• Using assessment as a tool for improving livestock welfare

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Creative Problem Solving The written assessment will pose theoretical problems for the students to solve.
Critical and analytical thinking Students will be expected to synthesise complex information
Digital capability Students will be required to examine and synthesize quantitative data from a range of publications and databases to develop answers for their written assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 7