|Module Title||EQUINE BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Mina C G Davies-Morel|
|Other staff||Mr Sebastian D McBride|
|Course delivery||Lecture||1 x 1 hour lecture per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||2 x 3 hour seminar/tutorials per semester|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
1. Describe a range of factors associated with equine behaviour.
2. Understand the relationship between equine behaviour and management.
3. Recognise the link between animal welfare and behaviour with particular reference to the equine.
4. Sustain a reasoned and logical argument in connection with animal welfare issues.
a. Normal equine behaviours in terms of their evolution, development and underlying control.
b. 'Abnormal' equine behaviours.
c. The concepts of stress and animal welfare.
d. The common welfare and behavioral problems of chorses and what methods exist for their control.
e. The concepts of learning theory and how this applies to the training of the horse.
.2 IT and information handling
To complete the written and oral 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. Both parts of the assignment will require all source material to be fully referenced.
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
The seminar presentation will develop skills in both oral discussion and presentation.
Students will have to manage their own time in developing their assignment.
This module is at CQFW Level 7