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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Introduction to the Course

1 hour to complete
3 videos (Total 12 min), 5 readings
3 videos
Introduction to the MOOC Team3m
Rules of Engagement6m
5 readings
How To Use This Course10m
Course Syllabus10m
Statement of Ethics10m
Course Team10m
Frequently Asked Questions10m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
What Is Animal Welfare?5m
The Five Freedoms2m
How a Scientific Approach Has Helped Improve the Welfare of Animals: Interview With Professor Lawrence4m
Animal Welfare and Cultural Differences: Interview With Dr MacKay3m
2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Material10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 - What Is Animal Welfare and Why Does It Matter?30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

What We Can Measure We Can Manage

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Using An Animal's Behaviour to Assess Welfare9m
Physiological Measures of Animal Welfare9m
New Developments in Animal Welfare8m
The Impact of Early Life Events on Stress Responsiveness in Animals: Interview with Professor Cathy Dwyer6m
Using Animal Body Language as a Measure of Subjective Experience: Interview with Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder8m
2 readings
About This Module10m
Accompanying Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 - What We Can Measure We Can Manage30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

The Truth About Dogs and Cats

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
Street Cats and Dogs4m
Shelter Cats and Dogs7m
Dog Aggression7m
The Alpha Dog5m
Cat Genetics: Interview With Professor Gunn-Moore9m
Dogs and Their Needs in the Shelter: Interview with Emma-Louise Livingston3m
Dog Genetics: Interview with Dr. Rowena Packer3m
Cats Independent Dependents: Interview with Wendy Johnston4m
Can We Farm Dogs and Cats Humanely?: Interview With Heather Bacon2m
Rabbits, More Complex Than You Think: Interview With Guen Bradbury5m
Horses Under Pressure: Interview with Gemma Pearson3m
2 readings
About this Module10m
Accompanying Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 - The Truth About Dogs and Cats30m

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