|| RS33510 |
|| APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr Sebastian D McBride |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 22 Hours 22 x 1 hour |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Visit-based assignment Outcomes assessed: 2, 3, 6, 7 ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Candidates will be required to re-take the elemnt(s) of assessment that led to failure of the module ||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outcome 1 A range of normal behaviours for companion, farm and captive animal species are explained in terms of their evolution, development and underlying control.
Outcome 2 The ability to objectively quantify behaviour
Outcome 3 ''Abnormal'' behaviours are recognized and explained in terms of cause function and underlying motivation
Outcome 4 The concepts of stress and animal welfare are understood.
Outcome 5 Current animal welfare legislation is understood.
Outcome 6 Current methods of animal welfare assessment are applied to a practical situation.
Outcome 7 Common welfare and behavioral problems of companion and farm animals are understood and methods for their control explained.
This module will provide an insight into the behaviour of the horse and farm animals, with particular reference to the evolution, development and underlying control of behaviour. The objective measurement of behaviour will be studied, and an emphasis placed on understanding and recognising 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour. The causes and function of abnormal behaviour will also be discussed. The concept of animal welfare will be introduced and current welfare legislation outlined. Welfare problems commonly found within the stable or farm environment will be identified and put in the context of current husbandry techniques with particular attention to strategies for their control. The module will also deal with the concept of stress, its measurement and how this relates to animal welfare.
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Describe behaviours in terms of their evolution, development and underlying control.
2. Objectively quantify behaviour.
3. Be able to recognise and discuss 'normal' and 'abnormal' behaviour.
4. Understand the concepts of stress and animal welfare.
5. Discuss current animal welfare legislation.
6. Discuss current methods of animal welfare assessment.
7. Describe common welfare problems of the horse and farm animals and discuss methods for their control.
.1 Independent project work
This will be developed by the assignment
.2 IT and information handling
To complete the written assignment students will have to obtain information from a variety of sources including books and web sites. This will involve the use of IT to compile the finished report as well as retrieve relevant information (e.g. Voyager).
.4 Writing in an academic context
Students will be required to present information precisely and concisely in a clear and informative manner. The assignment will require all source material to be fully referenced.
Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment.
Appleby M C and Hughes B O (eds) (1997) Animal welfare
Alcock J (1993) Animal behaviour - an evolutionary approach
Carlson, N R (2001) Physiology of behaviour
Cooper J R, Bloom F E and Roth R H (1982) The biochemical basis of neuropharmacology
Lawrence A B and Rushen J (1993) Stereotopic animal behaviour
McFarland D (1993) Animal behaviour
Wade C and Tavris C (1993) Psychology
Wood-Gush, D G M (1983) Elements of ethology
Chapman and Hall Ltd
This module is at CQFW Level 6