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Full time Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare AC004

Kingston Maurward College

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Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare AC004 QualificationFdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare Qualification Level Level : 45 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) for 2 years Times : 3 daysweek Year 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Year 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Dates : 28.09.09 - 21.05.10 (Year 1) Run by : Animal Care Department. Tutor : Dr Fiona Roberts Andrew Shore Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it right for me? Developed in response to continued public interest in animal behaviour and welfare, fundamental legislative changes affecting how animals are kept and employer demand for highly qualified individuals within a range of animal management settings, this programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour and ultimately equip them with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs and devise appropriate management strategies for farm, laboratory, zoo and companion animals. The particular concerns of wildlife and conservation programmes are addressed against an underpinning consideration of the global and cultural differences in terms of what constitutes 'animal welfare'. This Foundation degree is delivered by a team of highly experienced staff with a breadth of industry and research experience, including input from internationally renowned organisations (eg Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park). The programme is run in association with Bournemouth University. UCAS Course Code D390 What qualifications will I need? 120 UCAS points ' normally two A levels in a biological science, or average merit grade at National Diploma in Animal Management. Recommended GCSEs: Maths, English, Biological Science. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications. Application through UCAS. What will I be learning about? Year 1 ' Level C: Functional anatomy and physiology Fundamentals of animal nutrition Study and research skills Legislation and ethics Work'based learning Animal welfare Animal behaviour Conservation ecology Year 2 ' Level I: Applied companion animal behaviour Management of animal collections Applied conservation of wildlife and exotics Specialist research project Applied breeding and population genetics Option of either Applied Psychology and the Customer or Therapy and Rehabilitation. What is involved? This two year full time course requires 3 days per week attendance at Kingston Maurward College and includes a 200 hour industry placement prior to starting Year 2. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, practical activities, visiting guest speakers, specialist visits and work experience. Students can also expect to attend a study tour. Where will it take me? This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the following areas: animal welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, wildlife conservation organisations, animal collections, laboratory technicians, animal behaviour consultancy and training. What else does the course include? Learners may consider completing the NPTC Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines (level 2) and NPTC Stockmanship and Welfare (level 2) immediately after completion of the 1st year. What materials are required? Practical clothing, overalls, waterproofs, steel toe'capped safety boots, basic stationery. Tetanus protection is recommended. What is next? A third year top'up (Level H) programme is available at Kingston Maurward College. How will I be assessed? A combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case diaries and written examinations. How much will it cost? Higher Education course Money Matters Notes Management of Animal Collections to be delivered in conjunction with Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, and Applied Conservation of Exotics and Wildlife to be delivered in conjunction with Durrell Wildlife Conservat

Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare AC004 QualificationFdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare Qualification Level Level : 45 What do these levels mean? Duration : 26 weeks (full time) for 2 years Times : 3 daysweek Year 1: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Year 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Dates : 28.09.09 - 21.05.10 (Year 1) Run by : Animal Care Department. Tutor : Dr Fiona Roberts Andrew...

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