Introduction to Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Sem A) (NSCI5702-SA)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
7.5 (0.063 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To promote an understanding of the basic principles of animal behaviour and welfare as it applies to a range of animal species.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

Principles of behaviour
Evolution of behaviour and natural selection.
Practical Behaviour Tutorials
What is animal observation? Designing an ethogram; observing animals; creating time budgets; Assessing animal needs.
Human animal interactions
Human-animal bonds and ethical use of animals; artificial selection and behaviour; behavioural needs and ecological niche; behavioural needs; welfare and enrichment.
Principles of training
Training methods; protocols and welfare; behaviour and training in animal management.
Training and Management
Critiquing Training Methods; training Companion Animals.
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1747

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
13 Jun 18 - 13 Jun 18 LectureWednesday15:30 - 18:00 Mt Albert (115-1008)
16 Jun 18 - 16 Jun 18 LectureSaturday11:30 - 13:00 Mt Albert (115-1007)
Note: This course is offered as part of New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Veterinary Nursing Assistant).

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