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HV0196

Advanced animal welfare and animal protection

Additional course evaluations for HV0196

Academic year 2021/2022

Advanced animal welfare and animal protection (HV0196-10013) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

Academic year 2021/2022

Advanced animal welfare and animal protection (HV0196-M1013) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01

HV0196 Advanced animal welfare and animal protection, 15.0 Credits

Avancerad djurvälfärd och djurskydd

Syllabus approved

2020-11-12

Subjects

Biology Animal science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Animal Welfare and Protection (presentations) 6.00 1002
Animal Welfare and Protection (written examination 7.00 1003
Animal Ethics 2.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, other second-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

• 180 credits at first cycle level

• 30 credits biology at second cycle level
or 30 credits animal science at second cycle level
or 30 credits veterinary nursing at second cycle level
or 30 credits veterinary medicine at second cycle level

• 5 credits animal protection or animal welfare at second cycle level

• English 6

Objectives

The course intends to provide in-depth knowledge and a holistic view of the interdisciplinary subjects animal welfare and animal welfare. This includes both theoretical and applied knowledge and skills related to these subjects. The course aims to provide students with the necessary skills required to be able to contribute to the development of animal protection and animal welfare in society after completing the course, regardless of whether they continue in postgraduate education or work with more applied tasks directly or indirectly related to animals.

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- synthesize and evaluate theoretical and practical knowledge and apply these in various areas related to animal welfare and animal protection, nationally and internationally,
- analyse various animal welfare and animal protection issues by formulating and solving relevant problems and applying the results to work to reduce these problems,
- apply different scientific methods to contribute to the development of knowledge in animal welfare,
- apply existing evaluation methods and tools for animal protection and animal welfare in an appropriate way and discuss how they can be developed,
- discuss and argue animal welfare and animal protection from different ethical and cultural angles.

Content

The course gives the student a specialisation in the interdisciplinary research topics animal welfare (the animal’s perspective) which includes e.g. ethology, physiology, animal environment and health and different ways of evaluating animal welfare, and animal protection (the human’s perspective) which include e.g. legislation, private regulations, control and various interactions between humans and animals. In addition, animal ethics will also be brought up. The course is based on problem-based learning and has an interdisciplinary approach where both natural and social science subjects are included. The course consists of learning activities consisting of self-study, group work, keynote lectures, seminars and exercises. The student will carry out in-depth work in groups or individually which is presented in writing and orally.
Compulsory activities occur, e.g. seminars, oral and written presentation, study visits and examination.

The following generic competencies are trained in the course:
- taking responsibility for your own learning, as well as responsibility for teaching other students in defined areas. It includes evaluation of one’s own work and that of others,
- analysis of complex problems with interdisciplinary approach,
- general scientific skills with special emphasis on critical thinking.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written or oral examination, passed participation in compulsory course components.
  • 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.

Other information

  • 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 information

The course requires very good prior knowledge in animal welfare, animal protection and scientific methods (within animal science).
The course is designed partly as a distance course. It is therefore a necessity that the student has access to a computer with a webcam and the possibility of an internet connection.
Costs for study visits may apply.

Responsible department

Department of Animal Environment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Animal Science - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Animal science
Course code: HV0196 Application code: SLU-10168 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Animal Environment and Health Pace: 100%