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The University of Edinburgh: International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law (Online Learning)

Institution The University of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Study type Taught

Summary

The overall objective of this online distance learning programme is to provide knowledge and an understanding of animal welfare science, with a focus on the international issues arising from animal use in all its forms.

The programme is delivered by researchers and teachers from both the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies) and the Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) with a series of guest lecturers from around the world.

The programme offers courses in a variety of areas, including:

  • history, culture and concepts of animal welfare

  • animal behaviour

  • animal welfare assessment

  • animal ethics

  • recommendations and policy

  • legislation, regulation and enforcement

  • science communication

  • applied animal welfare - production, companion and captive wild animals

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