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Foundation Degree Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

Reaseheath College

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Foundation Degree Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Introduction This course has been specially designed for students aiming for a career in animal behaviour and welfare. It provides a combination of academic study, with handson training and experience in animal management, and covers a broad base of knowledge and skills. You will have regular practical contact with animals in our fully licensed zoo. Work in the field will expand your knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare and you will also benefit from our new laboratory and training facilities. You will also enjoy off-site visits to key animal collections and optional international study tours. The core modules ensure that you gain a good overview of captive animal management. Optional modules will allow you to specialise in your chosen career. Course Structure Core modules at Level 1 are designed to develop essential knowledge and skills and include: Husbandry of Exotics Husbandry and Handling Applied Ethology Physiology and Genetics of Behaviour Animal Welfare Issues Many of these modules include visits and additional practical opportunities. Level 2 core modules shift to more research-informed study and include: Research Methods and Ethics Health and Disease Additional modules on this pathway include: Observational Skills and Data Handling Behaviour Modification Animal Nutrition Negotiated Work-based Learning Length of the course Full-time , 2 years includes an 8 week work placement. Part-time up to 3 years Application Full-time: Apply through UCAS Course code: D300 FdScAMBW Institution code: CHSTR C55 Campus code: R Part-time: Part-time Undergraduate Admissions, University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ Further study 1 year 'top-up' to BSc Animal Management. Career options The course is designed for students aspiring to a career in animal management and has a strong emphasis on developing practical and professional skills to serve that career. Welfare Scientific Research Wildlife Management Retail Management Requirement A minimum of 140-160 UCAS points which must be obtained from GCE A Levels, including a Grade C in Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology or Applied Science BTEC National DiplomaCertificate in Animal Care, Animal Management or Science: meritpass profile OCR National DiplomaExtended Diploma Irish Scottish 4 Highers at grades CCDD including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology Advanced GNVQ QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma (Science), Open College Units or Open University Credits in Biology-related subject For mature students (aged 21+) substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications

Foundation Degree Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Introduction This course has been specially designed for students aiming for a career in animal behaviour and welfare. It provides a combination of academic study, with handson training and experience in animal management, and covers a broad base of knowledge and skills. You will have regular practical contact with animals in our fully...

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