|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||.5 Hours Individual oral assessment Individual oral assessment - 1 x 15 minute oral viva assessment on farm animals 1 x 15 minute oral viva assessment on companion animals including equine||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam Exam||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||.5 Hours Individual oral assessment Individual oral assessment - 1 x 15 minute oral viva assessment on farm animals 1 x 15 minute oral viva assessment on companion animals including equine||40%|
|Supplementary Exam||2 Hours Exam Exam||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Recognise and analyse normal animal behaviours, particularly those relating to emotional state (e.g. fear, anxiety) common to all species.
Safely and effectively approach, catch and restrain individual animals from key species encountered during the module
Perform routine husbandry procedures on prescribed species encountered during the module
Evaluate the basic welfare status of animals as individuals and in groups.
Explain the scientific and practical principles underlying common husbandry practices of familiar domestic animal species.
Explain the nutritional basis of feeding animals, and apply basic nutritional principles in evaluating a diet.
Outline the production cycle (“field to fork”) in common food-producing enterprises and public-health risks in a typical food animal production enterprise.
Explain the decision-making processes in livestock farming and the economic and production principles underlying successful farming
Be able to demonstrate how module content can be applied to clinical settings and how it integrates with other modules
The Animal Husbandry module is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the behavioural, welfare, management, production, nutritional and economic principles that underpin husbandry systems.
Agribusiness, Animal behaviour, Care and housing, Domestication, Nutrition, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Welfare and Zoonoses
Species-specific teaching integrates closely with the concepts but introduces more detailed information for particular species:
Pig & poultry Husbandry
Dog & Cat Husbandry
Small Mammal Husbandry
Exotic animal husbandry
Camelid & goat husbandry
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Adaptability and resilience||Outside the formal contact hours, students will be expected to research materials, manage time and meet deadlines for the coursework and exam. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Co-ordinating with others||Small group learning will encourage students to communicate, assess and present information as a team. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Creative Problem Solving||Small group learning/Practical classes, coursework and exams will involve problem solving.|
|Critical and analytical thinking||This is not a major component of this module.|
|Digital capability||Not a significant component of this module|
|Professional communication||Students will develop effective written and oral communication skills in the examination and coursework where these will be assessed. Feedback for this coursework will be given.|
|Real world sense||Students will have contact with veterinary surgeons and biology researchers providing insight into these sectors. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Reflection||Students will have contact with veterinary surgeons and biology researchers providing insight into these sectors. This aspect is not assessed.|
|Subject Specific Skills||During the module, students will gain knowledge of veterinary terminology, husbandry practices and animal handling. These will be assessed.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4