Enrichment of Animals in a Captive Environment BIOL5120
Academic Session: 2012-13
School: Biodiversity Animal Health Comp Med
Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
Typically Offered: Semester 2
Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course will give the student a critical understanding of how welfare issues can be addressed through enrichment and appropriate design of the enclosure/cage.
Two hours of lecture and one hour of site visits per week, over 5 weeks.
Requirements of Entry
A second class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.
If your first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. See English Language Requirements
Key research skills (Semester 1)
Animal ethics (Semester 1) for specialisation in Animal Welfare Science
Welfare science (Semester 2) for specialisation in Animal Welfare Science
Legislation related to animal welfare (Semester 2) for specialisation in Animal Welfare Science
Students will write an evidence based assignment (100%) in which they will design of a novel animal enclosure/cage/ laboratory room, critically reflecting on different possibilities and practicalities in a real life situation and justifying the chosen solution in terms of ethical, legal and welfare considerations (3000-5000 words).
Where coursework requires to be resubmitted, this will take place before the end of Semester 2.
Main Assessment In: April/May