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as of 9/19/2019

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE SCIENCE 3
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Sydney - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectBiological Sciences
Number & Suffix: 125
Full UC Title: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE SCIENCE 3 
Transcript Title: ANIML BEHV&WELF SCI 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores the behavioural and physiological responses of mammals, birds, and fish to stressors related to husbandry, housing, transport, slaughter, training, and performance. Students develop a three-dimensional appreciation of the responses of animals to common interventions that arise in the context of interacting with humans, including the domestication of livestock species and the management of wildlife. The course illustrates the principles of animal responses to stress using production species as the main examples. Contemporary approaches to the scientific measurement of animal stress and welfare, based on an appropriate selection of scientific disciplines including ethology, psychology, physiology, and neuroscience, are assessed with an emphasis on livestock species. Students consider the genetic, environmental, and evolutionary determinants of pain, stress, and fear responses in animals in the light of what is known about cognition and motivation in animals; examine methods for assessing and enhancing animal environments and husbandry systems and the impact on animal welfare of stockmanship in the context of human-animal interactions; and design and conduct scientific experiments with a focus on animal ethics and current welfare issues. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE SCIENCE 3 
Partner University Department: Animal Science 
Partner University Course Number: ANSC3106