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Module

ACE2035 : Companion Animal Science

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Matthew Leach
  • Lecturer: Dr Miguel Velazquez, Dr Catherine Douglas, Dr Abdul Chaudhry
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

This module will provide an understanding of the importance of companion animals and consider the genetics, nutrition , behaviour and husbandry of the range of companion animals.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will cover a wide range of topics, for example:
- Domestication & origins
- Breeds, classes & types
- Legislation
- Welfare
- Genetics
- Anatomy and physiology
- Nutrition
- Behaviour and husbandry

A range of species will be covered, for example dogs, cats, horses and rabbits as well as more pet species such as rodents, cavies, birds, fish etc..

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable