Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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About this course: Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals. This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you. You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Created by:  The University of Edinburgh
  • Taught by:  Professo…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals. This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you. You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

Created by:  The University of Edinburgh
  • Taught by:  Professor Nat Waran, Professor of One Welfare

    Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.
  • Taught by:  Dr Fritha Langford

    Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)
  • Taught by:  Dr Heather Bacon, Veterinary welfare edcuation and outreach

    Jeanne Marchig International Centre of Animal Welfare Education
  • Taught by:  Miss Hayley Walters, RVN

    Welfare and Anaesthesia
  • Taught by:  Dr Jill MacKay, Animal Behaviour and Welfare Researcher

    Animal Behaviour and Welfare Team, SRUC
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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction to the Course
In this module we'll tell you who we are, what this course is about, how you can use this course to learn more about animal behaviour and welfare, and how you can earn a certificate.


3 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: Welcome
  2. 阅读: How To Use This Course
  3. Video: Introduction to the MOOC Team
  4. Video: Rules of Engagement
  5. 阅读: Course Syllabus
  6. 阅读: Statement of Ethics
  7. 阅读: Course Team
  8. 阅读: Frequently Asked Questions


WEEK 2


What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?
Introduction, History and Concepts of Animal Welfare


5 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About this Module
  2. Video: Why Does Animal Welfare Matter?
  3. Video: What Is Animal Welfare?
  4. Video: The Five Freedoms
  5. 阅读: Accompanying Material
  6. Video: How a Scientific Approach Has Helped Improve the Welfare of Animals: Interview With Professor Lawrence
  7. Video: Animal Welfare and Cultural Differences: Interview With Dr MacKay

Graded: Module 2 - What Is Animal Welfare and Why Does It Matter?

WEEK 3


What We Can Measure We Can Manage
Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Assessment


6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About This Module
  2. Video: How Do We Assess Animal Welfare?
  3. Video: Using An Animal's Behaviour to Assess Welfare
  4. Video: Physiological Measures of Animal Welfare
  5. Video: New Developments in Animal Welfare
  6. 阅读: Accompanying Materials
  7. Video: The Impact of Early Life Events on Stress Responsiveness in Animals: Interview with Professor Cathy Dwyer
  8. Video: Using Animal Body Language as a Measure of Subjective Experience: Interview with Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder

Graded: Module 3 - What We Can Measure We Can Manage

WEEK 4


The Truth About Dogs and Cats
Practical Animal Welfare: Companion Animal Welfare


12 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About this Module
  2. Video: Pet Cats and Dogs
  3. Video: Street Cats and Dogs
  4. Video: Shelter Cats and Dogs
  5. Video: Dog Aggression
  6. Video: The Alpha Dog
  7. 阅读: Accompanying Materials
  8. Video: Cat Genetics: Interview With Professor Gunn-Moore
  9. Video: Dogs and Their Needs in the Shelter: Interview with Emma-Louise Livingston
  10. Video: Dog Genetics: Interview with Dr. Rowena Packer
  11. Video: Cats Independent Dependents: Interview with Wendy Johnston
  12. Video: Can We Farm Dogs and Cats Humanely?: Interview With Heather Bacon
  13. Video: Rabbits, Complex Than You Think: Interview With Guen Bradbury
  14. Video: Horses Under Pressure: Interview with Gemma Pearson

Graded: Module 4 - The Truth About Dogs and Cats

WEEK 5


Down on the Farm
Practical Animal Welfare: Farm Animal Welfare


8 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About this Module
  2. Video: An Introduction to Farm Animal Welfare
  3. Video: Dairy Cow Welfare Part 1: The Milking Cow
  4. Video: Dairy Cow Welfare Part 2: The Cow and Calf
  5. Video: The Welfare of Pigs Part 1
  6. Video: The Welfare of Pigs Part 2
  7. Video: Poultry Welfare Part 1: The Laying Hen
  8. Video: Poultry Welfare Part 2: The Hen in Free-Range Systems
  9. Video: Poultry Welfare Part 3: The Broiler Chicken
  10. 阅读: Accompanying Materials

Graded: Module 5 - Down on the Farm

WEEK 6


Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
Practical Animal Welfare: Captive Wild Animal Welfare


3 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About this Module
  2. Video: Behaviour Based Husbandry
  3. Video: Gaps In Our Knowledge
  4. Video: Using Evidence To Improve Welfare
  5. 阅读: Accompanying Material

Graded: Module 6 - Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

WEEK 7


Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums
Emotive Animal Welfare Issues


1 video, 3 readings expand


  1. 阅读: About this Module
  2. Video: Introduction to Welfare Conundrums
  3. 阅读: Emotive Welfare Issues
  4. 阅读: Additional Learning Resources
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