Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Livestock Health and Welfare 4 (The Bigger Picture)
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 the challenges surrounding disease control in balancing economic and welfare considerations

Identify the challenges faced in implementing and continuing control of diseases and improvement of welfare issues

Brief description

An exploration of the health and welfare challenges faced by the dairy, beef and sheep, pig and poultry sectors, including: disease control, economic factors and emerging models and technologies


Through a series of online lectures, guided reading and quizzes, students will explore:
- Disease control policies and research.
- Mechanisms for controlling disease globally, nationally and locally.
- The future cost and complexity of developing technologies and theoretical models for livestock disease diagnosis and control

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Creative Problem Solving The assessment will present 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 the written assessment.


This module is at CQFW Level 7