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Animals and Society 2: Humans & Animals (DASC20014)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeDASC20014
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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:

  • Have experience in best practice in the care and management of, domestic livestock, animals in research programmes and companion animals in various conditions by evaluating the biological and environmental requirements of individual species
  • Be familiar with the concept of best standard practices under animal welfare and ethics guidelines
  • Have understanding of the environments in which human animal interactions occur and the range and impact of those interactions

Generic skills

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: 18 September 2018