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This subject is designed to encourage students to continue to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society. Utilising case studies of current hot topics in animal welfare we examine human-animal relationships and emphasize the complex roles and responsibilities, and ethical requirements in human contact with animals. We will draw upon examples from species managed as companions in zoos, research environments and in livestock production. This subject contains presentations from internationally recognised experts to compliment lectures and tutorials.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students should:
- Be familiar with the human-animal bond in domestic and zoo animal environments and for animals used in sport and entertainment.
- Be familiar with historical and cultural differences and how these influence attitudes towards animals and the use of animals in human society.
- Have understanding of how the human-animal bond affects both humans and animals.
On completion of the subject the students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Academic excellence
- Greater in-depth understanding of scientific disciplines of animal management in a range of species
- The student’s flexibility and level of transferable skills should be enhanced through improved time management and enhanced ability to communicate their ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats
Last updated: 22 January 2021