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Animal Behaviour and Welfare

University of Edinburgh via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Biology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 1-3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long
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Overview

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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals.

This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you.

You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Syllabus

Introduction to the Course
In this module we'll tell you who we are, what this course is about, how you can use this course to learn more about animal behaviour and welfare, and how you can earn a certificate.

What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?
Introduction, History and Concepts of Animal Welfare

What We Can Measure We Can Manage
Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Assessment

The Truth About Dogs and Cats
Practical Animal Welfare: Companion Animal Welfare

Down on the Farm
Practical Animal Welfare: Farm Animal Welfare

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Practical Animal Welfare: Captive Wild Animal Welfare

Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums
Emotive Animal Welfare Issues

Taught by

Nat Waran and Fritha Langford

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Anonymous
4.0 2 years ago
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Struggling with my own views vs what is real.. An excellent beginners course here for free .. Looking forward to completing it and possibly moving on to something more difficult
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Donato R
4.0 5 months ago
by Donato completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The course was helpful in providing in depth knowledge about the challenges of welfare and behavior in animals. I was already familiar with some concepts and finished it in a week, but I think it is useful also for people who are not in the veterinary field, but want to know "what's going on" with animal production and also gain self-awareness of the issues with their companion animals. Some contents may be upsetting though, so it is required some level of maturity in handling them.
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