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Study Animal Welfare 

Course Code: BAG224 | Nominal Course Duration: 100 hours

Animal welfare work can involve rescue, protection and health services.

In most advanced countries, there are laws and ethical norms that affect animal welfare actions.

Learning about animal welfare involves becoming aware of practices, services, trends and opportunities in this sub sector of animal industries.  

You will learn:

  • animal welfare practices
  • animal welfare issues
  • challenges in the welfare sector
  • animal welfare services
  • animal protection and health services 
  • how to help animals


What's Covered in this Course?

There are nine lessons in this course. 

This course covers:

Lesson 1. Scope and Nature of Animal Welfare

  • Nature of Animal Welfare
  • Scope of Animal Welfare
  • Widely Accepted Animal Ethics Theories
  • Animal Rights
  • Animal Welfare

Lesson 2. Psychology and Sentience

  • The Science and Philosophy of Psychology and Sentience
  • Sentience and Sapience
  • Anthropomorphism and Transference
  • Compassionate Conservation
  • Sense and Perception
  • Cognition
  • Animal Emotion
  • Animal Psychopathology
  • Behavioural Disorders

Lesson 3. Managing Animal Welfare

  • Duty of Care
  • Assessing Animal Welfare
  • Preventing Disease and Injury
  • Health Checks and Observations
  • The Importance of Good Nutrition
  • Provision of Water
  • Exercise and Stimulation 
  • Appropriate and Safe Environment
  • Controlling Pests and Diseases
  • Veterinary Prevention

Lesson 4. Animal Protection Services

  • Animal Protection Organisations
  • Types of Animal Protection Activities
  • Companion Animals
  • Protection of Farm Animals
  • Understanding and Inspecting Health Issues
  • Inspecting the Health of Animals
  • Signs of Ill Health
  • Differential Diagnosis

Lesson 5. Animal Rescue Services

  • Shelters
  • Health and Welfare
  • Animal First Aid
  • Bone & Joint Problems
  • Poisoning
  • Restraining Animals During First Aid
  • First Aid For Wildlife

Lesson 6. Animal Health Services

  • Routine Health Treatments
  • Complementary Animal Health Services
  • Homeopathy & Flower Essences
  • Naturopathy
  • Natural Nutrition
  • Tactile Therapies
  • Acupuncture
  • Frequency Specific Microcurrent
  • Microwave Therapies
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Employment

Lesson 7. Animal Welfare for Pets, Work Animals and Animals in Sport

  • Welfare for companion animals
  • Welfare for work animals
  • Welfare for animals in sport

Lesson 8. Animal Welfare for Farm Animals

  • Intensive Farming
  • Pigs
  • Cattle
  • Poultry
  • Organic Farming
  • Other aspects of animal welfare
  • Animal Welfare during Transport
  • Animal Slaughter
  • Animal Welfare Labelling
  • Welfare issues for farm animals bred for alternative products

Lesson 9. Animal Welfare for Wildlife: Free and Captive

  • Welfare for captive wild animals
  • Welfare for free wild animals
  • Destruction of Native Habitat
  • Protection Of Wildlife
  • Protection against hunting and trapping
  • The land and marine environments
  • Legislation
  • Codes of practice
  • Animal behaviour
  • Environmental Law Enforcement


What you will learn!

  • understand what is meant by animal welfare and how it can be implemented in society.
  • explain how animals might perceive the world, their sense of awareness and cognition, and how welfare can influence their mental health.
  • describe how animal welfare is assessed and upheld.
  • describe what animal protection services are available and what their roles are.
  • describe animal rescue services and how they contribute to animal welfare.
  • describe what animal health services are available and their benefits to animal wellbeing.
  • explain how animal welfare is implemented in the protection of pets & companion animals, work animals and animals in sport.
  • explain how animal welfare is implemented in the protection of farm animals.
  • explain how animal welfare is implemented in the protection of wild animals in their natural environments and in captivity.


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