Animal welfare and behaviour
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HV0188 Animal welfare and behaviour, 15.0 CreditsDjurvälfärd, djurskydd och etologi
SubjectsBiology Animal science
Education cycleSecond cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to
- 120 credits at first cycle level, of which
- 60 credits biology, animal science, equine science, veterinary nursing or veterinary medicine or 60 credits agricultural sciences (of which at least 30 credits animal science/zoology)
- English 6
ObjectivesThe course intends to provide advanced knowledge of the basic need, behaviour, environment and welfare of animal and the relationships between these.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- discuss and review research within ethology, animal welfare and animal protection critically
- assess and discuss different animal husbandry forms based on an animal welfare, behaviour and ethics perspective
- apply animal welfare legislation and/or regulations and analyse and reflect on both national and international aspects on animal welfare and animal ethics,
- design and carry out projects and within animal behaviour and welfare using appropriate experimental and design methods
- present scientific information aimed at a specified audience
ContentThe course contains specialisation within the fields of ethology and animal welfare. The course is built-up of self-study with seminars of scientific literature, where the student leads actively the implementation. The course contains a number of key lectures, applied exercises assessment of animal husbandry forms and a project work in the form of a scientific ethological study. In the course, the general skills debate and argumentation ability through exercises where current animal welfare issues are discussed out are trained several different perspectives. The course contains a project work and study visit.
Compulsory components occur within e g exercises, seminar, project work and study visits.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course assumes good prior knowledge in behavioural sciences biology, animal welfare and applied statistics/experimental design equivalent smallest 5 credits per subject.
Costs for study visits can be added.