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Full Time BSc (Hons) Equine Science & Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

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Equine Studies BSc (Hons) Equine Science & Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Myerscough reference: 09BSEBWMYF01P UCAS Code: DD34 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This Honours degree programme aims to produce graduates with excellent academic and practical skills. Students are prepared for careers in areas such as research and development, welfare, breeding, nutrition and therapy. In addition to obtaining the main qualification, students are encouraged to enter for the appropriate level of British Horse Society qualification from Stage 1 to Stage 3. The three-year degree programme gives students a broad education in equine science and management with either a Physiology or a Behaviour and Welfare theme to the course. The Behaviour and Welfare route covers Breeding and Genetics, Equine Training and Behaviour, Applied Behavioural Studies and Animal Welfare Studies. Modules studied in the Physiology route include Equine Therapy, Physiology and Performance, Nutrition and Performance, and Biomechanics. Both routes include Animal Science, Horse Management, Animal Nutrition and Manipulation of the Horse for Performance. There is also a research project where students can undertake independent research on a preferred subject. The BSc (Hons) degree does not require a work placement but students are enthusiastically encouraged to participate in relevant work experience during their vacations and at weekends. 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: Physiology, anatomy, behaviour and health of livestock and horses. ? Horse Management: Principles of animal husbandry and horse care. ? 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: To gain an appreciation of the natural behavioural patterns of animals and how they are of key relevance when determining an animal?? s welfare requirements and when evaluating training regimes. ? Introduction to Pharmacology: An introduction to some key pharmacological principles. ? Equine Training and Behaviour: This module aims to develop application of training techniques as a solution to given behavioural problems. This will be achieved through developing an understanding of a range of training methods and behavioural modification techniques. ? Elective Year 2 ? Animal Welfare Studies: Principles underlying animal welfare in general. ? 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 investigational methods will be explored together with suitable data analytical techniques. Methods of reporting the results of scientific investigations will be appraised. ? Animal Nutrition: Principles of animal nutrition. ? Breeding and Genetics: Principles of animal breeding and genetics. ? Advances in Equine Science: This module aims to develop the students?? awareness of current issues and advances within the field of equine science. ? Ethics of the Horse Industry: This module builds on a basic understanding on animal welfare ethics to enable the student to evaluate ethical issues su

Equine Studies BSc (Hons) Equine Science & Management (Behaviour and Welfare) Myerscough reference: 09BSEBWMYF01P UCAS Code: DD34 Course Length: 3 years full-time Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course This Honours degree programme aims to produce graduates with excellent academic and practical skills. Students are prepared for careers in areas such as research and development,...

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