PVS0155 Animal Welfare and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 3.0 Credits
Subjects Animal Science
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
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.
Admitted to a postgraduate program in animal science, biology, veterinary medicine, food science, nutrition, nursing, or related subjects, or to a residency program in veterinary science
After completing the course the PhD students shall be able to:
‐ Assess relationships between animal welfare and the UN sustainable development goals and
integrate animal welfare issues with their relevant sustainable development goals.
‐ Relate their own research to animal welfare and the UN sustainable development goals.
‐ Map and present some major knowledge gaps related to animal welfare and sustainable
‐ Actively participate in cross‐disciplinary discussions on future challenges and solutions
related to animal welfare and sustainable development.
The course will include 4 days (3 nights) physical meeting in Uppsala, but also reading and individual project work before and after the meeting. It will include workshops and student activating learning activities, and be structured according to the SLU Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) 5 learning competences (system thinking, anticipatory, normative, strategic and interpersonal
competences). Activities will include interactions and cross‐disciplinary knowledge transfer with other students and at least three internationally well‐known researchers, at least one working with
animal welfare and one working with sustainable development. Although having its primary focus on farm animals, the course will be relevant to students working with all categories of animals.
The week of physical meeting in Uppsala and practical work during a total of 10 days are obligatory.
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE DIGITALLY VIA ZOOM
Department of Animal Environment and Health