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Ethics and welfare (6 points)


Leader: Professor Grahame Coleman

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield First semester 2004 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This subject provides an overview of an animal's biolgical systems in relation to adaptation to various stimuli, stress and pain. This overview is integral to the subject's focus on animal care on farms, in new livestock industries, in laboratories and care of companion animals (pets) and our obligation toward animals in terms of conservation and biodiversity. The subject presents these key-learning areas in relation to the legal aspects of animal ethics and welfare, research into animal welfare and ethics, and community education about animal welfare and ethics.

Assessment: Essay (2500 words): 40% + Oral presentation: 15% + Exam (3 hours): 45%

Contact Hours: First, Second Semesters

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