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Full Time BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Myerscough College

Bachelor Degree , Animal Behaviour

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Animal Studies BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare Myerscough reference: 09BSABWMYF01P UCAS Code: D320 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This three-year degree programme provides students with an ideal opportunity to focus on the issues relating to animal welfare, health, physiology and behaviour, whilst familiarising themselves with the scientific research currently being undertaken. The course prepares students for a range of careers throughout the animal care industry, including research and development within the field of animal behaviour, welfare and breeding. The first year of the degree programme covers issues such as animal science, animal health and animal behaviour as well as introducing the themes of ethics, training, welfare, physiology and pharmacology. Several of these modules are shared with the Foundation Degree, although tutorial sessions and assignments on the Honours Degree programme have a stronger academic and research focus. The two core themes are further developed in year 2 along with modules introducing welfare legislation, animal nutrition, breeding and genetics, research methodology, and measuring behaviour. Year three of the course includes a comprehensive research project and the development of the behaviour and welfare themes studied in years one and two. A specific focus is given to the analysis and evaluation of canine and feline behaviour. Applicants wishing to top-up from a Foundation Degree or HND into the final year of the BSc (Honours) course will need to demonstrate skills in animal physiology and research methods at level 2 to enable them to progress smoothly onto the programme. Those applicants whose previous programme of study has not covered animal physiology and research skills at the appropriate level will be asked to complete two bridging modules, Animal Physiology and Research Methods which may be taken during the summer prior to entry onto the course. List of Modules Year 1 ? Animal Science: Anatomy, physiology and behaviour are introduced in this module. ? Animal Health: This module introduces you to the principles of animal health and what the implications of health are for their welfare state. ? Data Handling (half module): The module is intended to introduce students to scientific methodology, experimental philosophy, writing styles, data collection and handling, results presentation techniques and some key statistical methods. ? Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare: This module covers aspects of animal behaviour and learning particularly related to training animals for specific roles, eg guide dogs for the blind. ? Introduction to Pharmacology: An introduction to some key pharmacological principles. ? Animal Philosophy and Ethics: This module will provide an insight into the moral, ethical, cultural and philosophical aspects of animal welfare. ? Elective: Year 2 ? Breeding and Genetics (half module): The main aim of this module is to develop a broad understanding of the biological principles which underlie animal breeding. ? Biological Basis of Behaviour (half module): This module aims to introduce students to the physiological processes that allow organisms to demonstrate a co-ordinated response to both internal and external stimuli. ? Animal Welfare Legislation (half module): This module will give you an understanding of the legal issues associated with animal welfare. ? Animal Welfare Studies: This module is used to relate studies in animal behaviour to its welfare. It explores key concepts in welfare including husbandry systems, pain and suffering in animals, people animal interactions, education and the welfare debates. ? Research Methods: The module will examine, experimental design, the validity of the findings, who is carrying out research and into what areas. Experimental design will be taught so that data and observations can be assessed for accuracy and reliability. The appropriateness of investig

Animal Studies BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare Myerscough reference: 09BSABWMYF01P UCAS Code: D320 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This three-year degree programme provides students with an ideal opportunity to focus on the issues relating to animal welfare, health, physiology and behaviour, whilst familiarising themselves with the...

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