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Animal Husbandry and Welfare

Cornwall College

UCAS Code: D301 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

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2.0years

Full-time | 2022

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3.0 years | Part-time | 2022

4.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Fancy a career working with animals in a zoo or welfare centre? If you would like to learn about domestic, exotic or companion animals, their husbandry, biology or behaviour, this programme is perfect for you.

The programme offers specialised modules to develop skills in animal care and animal health, as well as enhancing knowledge of fundamental animal biology, ranging from how animal cells function to animal nutrition.

The College has strong links with the animal industry in Cornwall, giving you the chance to gain real work experience and further insight into the sector. Trips to animal collections, farms, animal care facilities such as rehabilitation and rescue centres and other institutions, will help you to develop skills in animal care and animal health and welfare assessment, as well as giving you an insight into various animal industries.

In addition, guest speakers will give some of the lectures and workshops allowing you to gain knowledge and understanding from experts working or researching in the field.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practicals, seminar presentations, exams, in-class tests and problem-based learning exercises.

The majority of our students successfully progress on to a final year and obtain a full BSc Honours degree, or gain employment directly related to their work experience placement.

You will be required to complete around 100 hours or three weeks of professional experience during the programme. This is invaluable for gaining contacts and showing future employers you have practical work experience as well as academic knowledge.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University

Possible Careers

– Zookeeper
– Pet Care Industry
– Animal Welfare Officer
– Animal Related Charity or NGOs, e.g. RSPB, RSPCA
– Wildlife Parks
– Wildlife Trusts
– Teaching

Modules

Modules Year 1:- Animal Nutrition (20 credits) - Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour (20 credits) - Key Professional Skills (20 credits) - Diversity, Classification and Evolution (20 credits) - Health and Welfare of Animals (20 credits) - Fundamentals of Biology (20 credits) Year 2:- Animal Disease (20 credits) - Individual Research Project (20 credits) - Animal Breeding & Conservation Genetics (20 credits) - Zoo Exhibit Management in Practice (20 credits) - Husbandry of Captive Vertebrates (20 credits) - Husbandry & Conservation of Aquatic Organisms (20 credits)

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Course location:

Cornwall College Newquay

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

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