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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Animal Behaviour and Welfare by The University of Edinburgh

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About the 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...

Top reviews


Sep 12, 2021

I am not good talking or writing English but I simply get ıt the basic logic Thank you for doing like this Maybe I would like to be an academician like valuable teachers in this school in the future.


Jun 21, 2020

This course was very informative and interesting! I enjoyed the lectures as well as the instructors and also loved that it focused on many different kinds animal welfare issues. Definitely recommend!

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By Lone P

Sep 23, 2022

This is a mind-blowing and very important course that teaches you more about animal behaviour and welfare. Qualified lectures give insight to the true meaning of welfare and behaviour and help us detach from the believe that animals feel the way we do.

By Hanan Z A

Mar 26, 2019

More than amazing ..

The lecturers are excellent, they explain in a wonderful and uncomplicated way, the videos have provided useful information about the course in an easy way, as if you were really with them at the locations.

I highly recommend it.

By Beatrice A

Oct 23, 2018

I have learned so much about animal welfare issues that I'm better able to articulate my own thoughts and perspectives on it. I've also used what I've learned to create a philosophical framework for my pet sitting business.

By Leow W

Dec 17, 2022

I enjoyed this course for it provides clarity and insights on Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

This helped to address my learning gaps and strengthen my knowledge and skills when working with animals.

Great job!

By Ali Ç Ç

Sep 13, 2021

I am not good talking or writing English but I simply get ıt the basic logic Thank you for doing like this Maybe I would like to be an academician like valuable teachers in this school in the future.

By shirel

Dec 27, 2018

Extremely beneficial to anybody who wants to have their questions about animal welfare answered! I have learned so much and wish to use this knowledge to improve the welfare of animals.

By Kaylee E P

Mar 2, 2019

I've learned a lot from this course. I strongly recommend anyone interested in animal welfare and behaviour spend some time taking this course!

By clare c

Mar 14, 2019

Very informative and well written course that is engaging and straightforward to follow. Can highly recommend to anyone with an inter

By usha b

Feb 12, 2019

I learned a lot of great information. Well done to my teachers, and thankyou!!!! Usha Valerie Grace Bailey

By Kimberley G

Mar 12, 2019

Well designed, insightful, comprehensive. A great introduction into animal behaviour!

By Hui-Yu W

Oct 20, 2018

Very informative and comprehensive

By David

Apr 10, 2019

well labeled and taught course

By Na Y K

Jul 10, 2018


By Rachel V

Mar 21, 2019

very long and same information is restated each week. basic knowledge of animal welfare allows you to complete tests without reading the information

By Emily R B

Jun 6, 2020

I learned a lot but I think this course should have been more challenging as far as the quizzes go... :(

By Arno S

Oct 25, 2019

Maybe valuable for someone who doesn't know much about animals.

By Conker C

Sep 5, 2021

not challenging enough

By Patrick H

Sep 24, 2016

Interesting topics, and some good information presented on a variety of issues for many animals and situations. However, presented info is often vague and generalized, some sections discuss very little scientific data to back up claims made, and course is generally not very rigorous or challenging.

By Farah E

Feb 2, 2017

Not very useful. Somehow general.

By Natalie E H

May 22, 2016

*No Stars*

Another boring animal class that I would not recommend. The teachers do seem nice and well educated however it is still too boring and slow for me.

By Muhammad Q

May 14, 2020

this course was free now a days, but now demanding 49 dollars.............very poor..............

By Melinda B

Nov 13, 2015

Video's have no sound

By Seyed m a r s

Jan 16, 2022

Hello, I am Mohammad Amin. I live in Iran. The economic situation of my country is not good. I need to participate in this course to strengthen my resume. I am going to study at a European university. I love veterinary medicine. Please help me so that I can help animals and be a useful human being. The cost of obtaining this degree is high in my country. We make money with difficulty. My father is a worker and he wants me to be a veterinarian. Receiving a degree in this course helps me to study veterinary medicine at a European university. Please accept my request. I have to get this degree. I'm not rich, but with this degree I can be a better human being to serve animals. May God support you. Thanks to the good Coursera team. I hope I can repay your kindness. i love coursera. i love Edinburgh. i love Veterinary

By Kathy L

Oct 29, 2017

This course gave me a lot of things to think about. For example, the stereotypies exhibited by animals that have had negative experiences reminded me of how some people with autism display stereotypies in their response to sensory stimulation (either hyporeactivity or hyper-reactivity). That might be an interesting thing to explore neurologically, but I know very little about neurology, so hopefully a specialist somewhere will make the connection. Also, I have eleven indoor cats that I believe are in need of more interaction from me and mental stimulation in their environment. I need to work on this. They are all safe from the crazy drivers where I live, but I want them to have fulfilling lives. I guess that's my conundrum: How do my husband and I work and keep my cats happy at the same time?

By Daniela V M

Mar 7, 2023

Considero que es un curso muy acertado y considerablemente informativo donde la persona que lo toma es capaz de comprender los criterios básicos y generales de bienestar animal incluso como algo complejo.

Con este curso realmente se abre paso a la comprensión de los animales como lo que son; animales, y que en su desarrollo necesitan diversos bienes o recursos que deben ser brindados de la mejor manera para minimizar todos los daños físicos y psicológicos posibles.

Un curso bastante bueno para nosotros los amantes e interesados por los animales. Es importante reconocer que los fallos en el desarrollo de un buen bienestar para el animal son problemáticas aún por resolver.

¡Gracias por darnos la oportunidad de aprender! Bastante motivador a decir verdad. Dios los bendiga.