Informações sobre o curso
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
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Sugerido: 1-3 hours/week
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Legendas: English, Italian, French
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curso 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
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Aprox. 9 horas restantes

Sugerido: 1-3 hours/week
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English

Legendas: English, Italian, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Section
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1 hour to complete

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....
Reading
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings
Video3 videos
Introduction to the MOOC Team3m
Rules of Engagement6m
Reading5 readings
How To Use This Course10m
Course Syllabus10m
Statement of Ethics10m
Course Team10m
Frequently Asked Questions10m

2

Section
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1 hour to complete

What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?

Introduction, History and Concepts of Animal Welfare ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 26 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
What Is Animal Welfare?5m
The Five Freedoms2m
How a Scientific Approach Has Helped Improve the Welfare of Animals: Interview With Professor Lawrence4m
Animal Welfare and Cultural Differences: Interview With Dr MacKay3m
Reading2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Material10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 - What Is Animal Welfare and Why Does It Matter?26m

3

Section
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2 hours to complete

What We Can Measure We Can Manage

Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Assessment...
Reading
6 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Using An Animal's Behaviour to Assess Welfare9m
Physiological Measures of Animal Welfare9m
New Developments in Animal Welfare 8m
The Impact of Early Life Events on Stress Responsiveness in Animals: Interview with Professor Cathy Dwyer6m
Using Animal Body Language as a Measure of Subjective Experience: Interview with Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder8m
Reading2 readings
About This Module10m
Accompanying Materials10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 - What We Can Measure We Can Manage32m

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2 hours to complete

The Truth About Dogs and Cats

Practical Animal Welfare: Companion Animal Welfare ...
Reading
12 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video12 videos
Street Cats and Dogs4m
Shelter Cats and Dogs7m
Dog Aggression7m
The Alpha Dog5m
Cat Genetics: Interview With Professor Gunn-Moore9m
Dogs and Their Needs in the Shelter: Interview with Emma-Louise Livingston3m
Dog Genetics: Interview with Dr. Rowena Packer3m
Cats Independent Dependents: Interview with Wendy Johnston 4m
Can We Farm Dogs and Cats Humanely?: Interview With Heather Bacon2m
Rabbits, More Complex Than You Think: Interview With Guen Bradbury5m
Horses Under Pressure: Interview with Gemma Pearson3m
Reading2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Materials10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 - The Truth About Dogs and Cats28m

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2 hours to complete

Down on the Farm

Practical Animal Welfare: Farm Animal Welfare...
Reading
8 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Dairy Cow Welfare Part 1: The Milking Cow11m
Dairy Cow Welfare Part 2: The Cow and Calf6m
The Welfare of Pigs Part 16m
The Welfare of Pigs Part 210m
Poultry Welfare Part 1: The Laying Hen17m
Poultry Welfare Part 2: The Hen in Free-Range Systems7m
Poultry Welfare Part 3: The Broiler Chicken8m
Reading2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Materials10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 5 - Down on the Farm24m

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Section
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1 hour to complete

Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Practical Animal Welfare: Captive Wild Animal Welfare...
Reading
3 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Gaps In Our Knowledge12m
Using Evidence To Improve Welfare10m
Reading2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Material10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 6 - Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!24m

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1 hour to complete

Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums

Emotive Animal Welfare Issues...
Reading
1 video (Total 3 min), 3 readings
Reading3 readings
About this Module10m
Emotive Welfare Issues10m
Additional Learning Resources10m
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Top Reviews

By MBAug 31st 2017

Pour élargir sa réflexion et développer ses idées, un cours riche d'exemples et de pistes d'amélioration du bien-être animal. A recommander en complément des lectures professionnelles indispensables.

By LANov 27th 2015

Fantastic course, well presented. Easy to take at your own pace, videos allow you to pause and rewind learning at any point.\n\nExcellent content, with knowledgeable presenters. Highly recommend

Instructors

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Professor Nat Waran

Professor of One Welfare
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Dr Heather Bacon

Veterinary welfare edcuation and outreach
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Dr Jill MacKay

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Researcher

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