This subject provides a broad introduction to the study of animal behaviour, animal ethics and animal welfare science. The behaviour of an animal is one of the most obvious and widely adopted indicators of its welfare. This subject introduces students to the fundamental processes controlling behaviour, and will assist in interpreting what observed normal and abnormal behaviour patterns indicate about animal welfare. This subject also introduces students to the study of animal welfare which, in simple terms, aims to provide the scientific evidence to answer the question of how animals should be treated. The latter question is actually an ethical question, and this subject will introduce the principles of animal ethics. Knowledge of animal ethics will allow students to defend and reflect on their own ethical judgements, and critique those of others regarding the use of animals.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Bachelor of Animal Science (Honours) Integrated Honours
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