It is becoming increasingly clear that we directly or indirectly influence the quality of life of very many other animals. Animal welfare is an important and emotional issue that draws on a number of different disciplines and affects Australian animal industries, as well as companion animal owners and research establishments. In this subject students study contemporary welfare issues, ethics and advances in animal welfare science as well as in animal behaviour. The subject is arranged in three modules: in Module 1 students cover fundamental principles in animal behaviour. Module 2 covers the behaviour and welfare of a range of animals. In module 3, students are exposed to the factors that influence both our attitude to animal welfare and decision making. Unlike other subjects, there is no right and wrong in animal welfare judgments, but instead different viewpoints that are shaped by our experiences and constrained by other ethical considerations.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Requires special permission from the Subject Coordinator if the student is not a Bachelor of Animal Science, Bachelor of Equine Science or Bachelor of Veterinary Technology student.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.