Applied behavioral biology
|Course code module||MBIO20461|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
Knowledge of behavioural biology.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The student is familiarized with several applications of fundamental behavioural biology, especially those concerning animal welfare and human/animal relationships.
3. Course content
Ethological knowledge is used in actual practice. Main topics are domestication and animal welfare. Therefore we first analyse nonhuman consciousness. Also medical applications are discussed. Next, welfare, pain, stress... are defined and dealt with in domestic pets, farm and zoo animals. Also housing, zoo management and pet behaviour are considered.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesSeminars (possible question and answer sessions)
Personal work: Assignments - individualPaper - individual
5. Assessment method
Continuous assessment: AssignmentsParticipation in classroom activities
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Texts from handbooks are put at the students disposal.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Animal Welfare: Limping towards Eden
. John Webster, Blackwell Publishing / Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, 2005
Prof. Dr. M. Nelissen can be contacted
- in room V 409, Campus Groenenborger
- by telephone 03 265 34 66
- in case of emergency by cell phone: 0475 93 92 16
- by preference via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
laatste aanpassing: last update: 08/01/2010 16:14 mark.nelissen