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Module

ACE3211 : Precision technologies and global challenges in managed animal behaviour and welfare

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Catherine Douglas
  • Lecturer: Professor Lucy Asher
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

The module aims to enable students to explore the application of precision technologies in managed animals and critique the complex issues of animal welfare, from a scientific, ethical, policy and global. The module also develops an understanding of the applied animal behaviour.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module introduces principles of: precision technology for managed animals, animal welfare, applied animal behaviour, animal ethics, animal legislation, then using case studies We explore the big global challenges in managed animal welfare, considering issues including commerce, sustainability, food security, biosecurity.

The assessments are:
i) To devise and undertake an assessed welfare audit of managed animals (of your choice)
ii) A group project in science communication on a topic of your choice

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