Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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
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Rating 4.7 based on 243 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 1-3 hours/week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Heather J Bacon, BSc BVSc CertZooMed MRCVS, Professor Nat Waran, Miss Hayley Walters, RVN, Dr Fritha Langford, Dr Jill MacKay, Dr Heather Bacon
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Animals And Veterinary Science Animal Health

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very informative in 12 reviews

Very informative and very interesting.

Wonderful course, very informative, easy to follow.

Very informative and usefull!

Very informative and useful course for developing the fundamental knowledge regarding Animal Welfare and Behavior.

Animal welfare issues in this course are not presented as cruelty, as they truly are, but it is very informative and science-based, which is important.

I work at a veterinary clinic and have found this course to be very informative and useful for my current career path.

Very informative, well put together, and just so nice to be able to take a course on this subject.

Very informative course.

very good in 9 reviews

This is a very good course, but unless u have some background or work in animal fields, u will find it's a little bit difficult to understand or hard to have a true feeling about what's it talking about.

Very good course, I like the focus put on the farm animals, who are often overlooked in other courses.

Highly recommend Very good course.

Good but can be long due to accompany material Very good understandable !

Very good course, I love !

If you are interested in animal welfare particularly animal welfare in animals produced for food, this is a very good course with lots of resources.

Well made course with very good talking teachers.

Very good course with a lot of complementary material and good classes.

behaviour and welfare in 8 reviews

I enjoyed a lot this well structured and informative course on animal behaviour and welfare Very informative and well presented Really great course!

It helps me to learn about animal behaviour and welfare about many animals.

It gave me great insights into animal behaviour and welfare issues that really enhanced my knowledge and experience as an animal lover.

It's fun and understandable Very helpful and covered a wide range of topics, this course has definitely helped me widen my knowledge on animal behaviour and welfare and will assist me with my future career.

I would recommend it to anyone interested in a brief, general introduction to animal behaviour and welfare (do keep in mind that it is not an animal ethics course, but the information provided can help you question or strengthen ethical positions).

I'm now able to implement some of what was learned about animal behaviour and welfare in my daily professional activities as well as in the classroom.

A good way to get your feet wet on the topic of animal behaviour and welfare!

about animal welfare in 8 reviews

Amazing lessons, I am eager to keep on learning about animal welfare.Thank you Brilliant!

Learned a lot about animal welfare and also sharpened my scientific thinking skill set.

Cours très utile pour apprendre à évaluer le bien-être d'un animal grâce à son comportement, et pour pouvoir l'améliorer par des moyens appropriés... High quality material offer a good insight about animal welfare problems and challenges.

I enjoyed learning new information about animal welfare though the parts of slaughter and use of animals in testing is not very pleasant, but it's reality.

It gives you a lot of information about animal welfare in different areas such as pets, farm animals, zoo animals and laboratory animals.

Wonderful course about animal welfare issues today and how to improve our their well-being.

This course tells us more about animal welfare and the problems animal face.

This is a balanced, interesting, and above all else scientific course about animal welfare that shed light on our relations with the animals under our keep - pets, farm animals, or even zoo animals.

anyone interested in 7 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone interested in welfare issues.

There's still a lot to learn, but I will be recommending this course to anyone interested in understanding a little more than the basics about the welfare of animals.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in a career with animals :) Loved this course The course was very concise and accessible.

Anyone interested in animals in general should check this out!

Yet they are engaging and will be extremely interesting for anyone interested in these matters.

so much in 7 reviews

I learned so much and enjoyed every second.

Thank you so much for the detailed wonderful course.

Excelente curso muchas gracias.

I was afraid of dogs, but since I studied this course, my fear for dogs disappeared.Think you so much .

so much to learn.

With so much information and facts given, one can develop their very own opinion on this Animal Welfare.I find it very important to cover Animal Welfare for anyone, who works with any kind of animals.Alongside this course I studied Dognition and Basic Horse Management.

I learned so much about the welfare philosophies that are practiced across the globe!

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Assistant Animal Keeper $25k

Welfare Specialist (Missionary) $36k

Child Welfare-CPS $37k

Social Welfare Examiner $44k

Animal Facility Specialist $47k

Laboratory Animal Caretaker $48k

Welfare Fraud Investigator $53k

Animal Technologist $54k

Animal Handler $54k

Animal Caretaker 1 $62k

Animal Caretaker 3 $69k

Animal Technician Manager $81k

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The University of Edinburgh

Rating 4.7 based on 243 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 1-3 hours/week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From The University of Edinburgh via Coursera
Instructors Heather J Bacon, BSc BVSc CertZooMed MRCVS, Professor Nat Waran, Miss Hayley Walters, RVN, Dr Fritha Langford, Dr Jill MacKay, Dr Heather Bacon
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Animals And Veterinary Science Animal Health