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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 383 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 1-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
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

Very informative and very interesting.

Very informative and usefull!

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.

Loved this course wonderful instructors very informative.

I believe that this course will make a better caregiver to my animals.Thank you Very informative.

Course was very informative.

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The course was very informative and engaging.

Very informative!

Very informative and interesting for anyone's experience level entering into the animal welfare field!

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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'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!

Nice overview into animal behaviour and welfare with enough examples to make it easy to understand.

Such an honourable opportunity to embrace the magnificient issue of Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

Sally Studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare has allowed me understand animals in their perspectives than my own perspectives, This would support my diagnosis and traetment quality.

Great introduction to Animal Behaviour and wELFARE Maybe valuable for someone who doesn't know much about animals.

Usha Valerie Grace Bailey I learned a lot about animal behaviour and welfare.

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so much

I learned so much and enjoyed every second.

Thank you so much for the detailed wonderful course.

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!

Very good to understand animal welfare this course brings to me a new concept in dealing with animal There was so much I didn't know and so much I didn't think about.

I have learned so much and wish to use this knowledge to improve the welfare of animals.

I have learned so much about animal welfare issues that I'm better able to articulate my own thoughts and perspectives on it.

I'm interested in learning more and advocating for animals in any way I can while still trying not to anthropomorphize them so much (as humans are wont to do).

Learned so much!

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highly recommend

Highly recommended for anyone who cares about animals!

Highly recommend Very good course.

Highly recommend!

Highly recommend Five weeks in and this is one of the best courses going, This is a course every potential animal carer should take before considering 'cute' and 'expensive' just because they come with a certificate of pedigree with names one can't pronounce of prize winning ancestry.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone interrested!

Still, it's highly recommended!

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.

Can highly recommend to anyone with an inter Well designed, insightful, comprehensive.

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easy to follow

Wonderful course, very informative, easy to follow.

It was easy to follow as the lessons were very clear and full of scientific data and real examples.

an excellent easy to follow course with fantastic information as an introduction to animal wlefare This is a very informative course that goes in depth and teaches you to understand and identify welfare problems and come up with solutions.

Easy to follow, amazing resources and all relevant information available.

very interesting and easy to follow So many new and interesting things to be learned.

The word formatting accompanied with the video makes it really easy to follow along and take notes.

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really enjoyed

I really enjoyed this course, I liked how the information was given and forums were set up.The hangouts section I found both helpful and interesting.

I really enjoyed the course.

I really enjoyed both of them and learned a lot.

good to have a knowledge about the animal welfare and their needs That´s very nice course, my focus is Poultry and I did find very useful the information that i learned in the course, Thank you Coursera and Staff of the University of Edinburgh I really enjoyed this course and I learned quite a lot from the lectures and extra material resources that were provided.

very intgeresting I really enjoyed this course.

I learned a lot about the subject and really enjoyed the videos and readings.

loved it Really enjoyed the course, very thought provoking and loved the different types of materials available.

TQ A highly informative and enjoyable course.Many thanks I really enjoyed it!

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animals in captivity

I really enjoyed this course and what it taught me with animals in captivity and with pets because I have a dog and I want the best life for him.

I just wish there would be more concrete examples of enrichment for wild animals in captivity...

It made me want to study more on the subject of animal welfare and behavior.I think this course would be beneficial for everyone today, regardless of if they have animals in their life or not, as it gives a very solid perspective, demystification, and understanding of what a good animal welfare means, how to assess it and how to objectively view the problematic of animal welfare in different areas, such as pets, farm/production animals, wild animals in captivity, etc.I highly recommend this course!

It was a great course, good material, and it is great for begginers and advanced, since I'm more into wild animals, zoos, training and all, I just feel like it was only focusing on farm animals and just a short module on wild animals in captivity.

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anyone interested

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

I really loved it, the way it was set up, and taught.I would recommend this course to anyone interested in the welfare of an animal.

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.

I strongly recommend anyone interested in animal welfare and behaviour spend some time taking this course!

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well presented

LOVE IT :) A thorough and well presented course on all aspects of animal welfare.

Excellent course content, well presented enjoyed it thoroughly !!

Fantastic course, well presented.

Very well presented and thought out taking the learner gradually through a huge array of welfare and behavioural issues.

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farm animals

This course is a must for everyone working with lab animals and farm animals!

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

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.

I know this has nothing to do with the course but the authors of the course allowed him to speak so I am insuring that other voices are heard and that increasing farm animals is not the answer to world hunger.As I am a vegan vegetarian watching the section on Farm Animals was a bit traumatic but I felt necessary to get a better perspective on factory farming.

I thoroughly enjoyed learning more on the subject of domesticated animals and am hoping to further my knowledge in farm animals as well.

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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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Rating 4.7 based on 383 ratings
Length 8 weeks
Effort 1-3 hours/week
Starts Nov 21 (last week)
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
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Animals And Veterinary Science Animal Health

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