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Domestication and management: Urban management of domestic animals (6 points)


Leader: Professor Grahame Coleman

Caulfield Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: This subject introduces students to the historical aspects of animal domestication leading to the current management of domestic animals. It covers advantages and problems associated with domestication, and explores strategies for managing domestic animals. The subject encourages students to analyse our human obligation toward domestic animals in terms of welfare and ethics. The subject also requires students to undertake an industry placement, the aim of which is to equip students with a range of professional skills, assist them to develop a critical appreciation of the role and function of animal workers, assist them develop an awareness of animal welfare and ethics in an industry setting.

Assessment: Essay (1500 words): 20% + Exam (1 hour): 30% + Attendance at industry placement: 5% + Report from industry supervisor: 15% + Logbook of industry placement: 30%

Contact Hours: First, Second Semesters

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