Adv in Animal Management
Advances in Animal Management 2023-24
School Of Natural Sciences
Module - Semester 2
Topics may include; research facility management, commercial farming, animal health, animal handling and transport, evidence-based husbandry practices, evolution of zoos, conservation education, visitor studies and applied scientific research. Seminar sessions will provide students with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, whilst gaining insight into alternative avenues of zoo employment such as conservation education and research. Lectures and seminars will be complemented with field trips to Henfaes Research Centre, a popular animal collection and a commercial farm. Students will utilise knowledge gained across both modules to successfully design and implement an animal training session.
-threshold -Awareness of the fundamentals underlying animal management, based on lecture material and practical sessions, but with limited or absent analytical ability. Some evidence of transferable skills and the ability to apply knowledge within the industry, but with limited or absent organisational and communication skills (Grade D or C; mark range 40-59%) -good -A good grasp of the fundamentals and demonstration of critical thought with evidence of additional reading and/or practice. An ability to present a coherent argument with clarity. A good appreciation of the main approaches employed in the management of animals within zoos, aquaria and the farming industry, with the ability to critically assess their suitability in a given situation. Good evidence of lifelong learning skills, demonstrating ability to work effectively with others. (Grade B; mark range 60-69%) -excellent -An excellent grasp of the fundamentals of the science and demonstration of the ability to analyse, critically assess, and present a coherent reasoned argument in relation to best practices in animal management. Demonstration of original thinking and advanced problem solving when evaluating and implementing research methods and husbandry practices. Additional evidence of lifelong learning skills such as ability to adapt to change and motivate others. (Grade A; mark range 70-100%)
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of and creative approach towards conservation education and scientific communication.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of modern zoos and how this has developed over time.
- Engage with the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories relating to animal management. Demonstrate and apply this subject-specific knowledge and understanding across a range of animal care settings.
- Identify and develop target areas for personal continuous professional development, with the view of enhancing employability in a focused animal industry sector.
- Utilise animal training knowledge obtained across both animal management modules to demonstrate an understanding of the principles and purposes of training, with emphasis on positive reinforcement.
Professional Industrial Development Reflective Statement
Sheep clicker training demonstration