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During placements in animal production industry, animal welfare and zoo settings, students acquire skills in animal handling and observe and participate in a range of animal management practices. Integrating knowledge and understanding derived from other subjects in their course, students evaluate issues relating to animal health, welfare and production (and conduct critical analysis of data provided to them). Using case studies and experience in placements, students will develop skills analysing and interpreting problems relating to productivity, profitability, and sustainability in these systems, and will link theory to practice by analysing observed practices with critical appraisal of the literature.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Apply an understanding of the principal determinants of animal health in reflective and critical analysis of personal industry-based experiences in order to evaluate the relevant animal production system
- Explain the roles of veterinarians in contributing to public health through their involvement in animal production and management, food safety management, humane slaughter of livestock for food, and disease outbreak investigations
- Apply principles of animal behaviour and risk assessment in order to recommend how to safely handle and restrain the common domesticated animal species and determine where suboptimal handling could result in reduced health or welfare
- Interpret data acquired from animal production industry case scenarios, and apply understanding of the determinants of productivity, probability, and sustainability in order to analyse and interpret problems related to these systems
On completion of this subject, students should:
- Have a broad knowledge of science across a range of fields, with an in-depth understanding in one scientific discipline
- Understand the scientific method, and the history and evolution of scientific concepts
- Be intellectually curious and apply a rigorous, critical and logical approach to enquiry
- Be able to communicate ideas effectively in both written and verbal formats to both specialists and non-specialists
- Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- Be efficient managers of information
- Be able to apply technology to the analysis of biological problems.
Last updated: 11 February 2021