Module title: Animals in Society

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: VET09101
Module leader: Karen Hibell
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Animal and Plant Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 2, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Karen Hibell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
For the purpose of Napier University Academic Regulations this module is a Veterinary Nursing Theory module. (Ref B9.5.3)

Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
A number of approaches will be utilised to promote the concept of student as an independent and a collaborative learner. A range of modified lectures, student centred discussion, simulation exercises and practical classes facilitate students’ learning of the underpinning theory relating to topical subjects (LOs 1 – 5). Sessions promote students’ ability to critically evaluate experience gained during clinical practice against theory (LO1 & 2). The students will be provided with constructive feedback and an opportunity for discussion in order to identify further learning needs.
This understanding will be further developed by the use of group work, discussion, tutorial and debate (LO6). These sessions will be student led with the lecturer acting as facilitator. Students will be encouraged to use problem solving techniques by the posing of problems facing society and its use of animals.
The group presentations will foster team working skills, develop researching skills and will be peer as well as lecturer assessed, introducing students to this skill( LO6).

The VLE will be used to provide further reading material, independent student led tasks, quizzes and revision tests relating to course material covered in class.

LANTRA National Occupational Standards (2010) Reference
RVN31

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
This module will prepare the students for topics and situations that they will encounter throughout their professional career as a veterinary nurse within the veterinary industry. Students will gain experience of collaborative learning which will facilitate team building skills.



Formative Assessment:
There is 1 formative assessment and 2 summative assessments

Formative –
1. Lecturer devised activities to evaluate learning and prepare students for collaborative and group presentation skills.



Summative Assessment:
Summative:
1. Group poster presentation exploring a topic of choice outlined within the module. Groups will be tutor devised at a maximum of 5 participants. This assessment will be peer and lecturer assessed in week 14 covering LOs 1 - 5 and carries 70% of the final mark.

2. 2000 word Project – individual reflection summarising the group’s process in the completion of the poster and preparation for the oral presentation in week 12 covering LO 6 and carries 30% of the final mark.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 32
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 158
Online Guided independent study 10
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 70 1-5 14 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Project - Written 30 6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Animal travel / pet passport and the impact on public health. Culture, social and religious considerations towards animal and human societal cohabitation. Role of animal charities, including welfare, training, wildlife, captive breeding and conservation. Ethical considerations towards animals in entertainment and sport. Understanding the links between child and domestic abuse and the role of the veterinary professional in relation to animal welfare. The role of animals in research, for and against. Animal trade and service involving pet shops, boarding kennels, animal breeding, veterinary practice. Animal related products: feed industry, veterinary medicines, and accessories. Environmental and ethical issues. Laws and legal considerations towards animals in society.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect upon the role of animals in modern society
LO2: Explore the relationship between animals and man, considering the psychological, sociological, religious and cultural aspects
LO3: Debate ethical issues related to the use of animals in society, to include legal, social and welfare issues
LO4: Examine the responsibilities of animal charities, welfare organisations and the animal trade, including services, products and animal care
LO5: Appraise the responsibility of society towards its use of animals
LO6: Engage in collaborative learning and team participation

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - CATANZARO, T (2001) PROMOTING THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND IN VETERINARY PRACTICE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780813803821
Core - LEGOOD, G (2000) VETERINARY ETHICS: AN INTRODUCTION: CONTINNUUM-3PL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780826447845
Core - GRUEN, L (2011) ETHICS AND ANIMALS: AN INTRODUCTION (CAMBRIDGE APPLIED ETHICS), 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780521717731
Recommended - WOLFENSOHN, SAND LLOYD, M (2013) HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT AND WELFARE: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780470655498
Recommended - HUBRECHT, R (2014) THE WELFARE OF ANIMALS USED IN RESEARCH; PRACTICE AND ETHICS (UFAW ANIMAL WELFARE): WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781119967071
Recommended - APPLEBY, M C, O'HUGHES, B, MENCH, J A AND OLSSON, A (2011) ANIMAL WELFARE: CABI PUBLISHING, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 9781845936594
Recommended - RADFORD, M (2001) ANIMAL WELFARE LAW IN BRITAIN: REGULATION AND RESPONSIBILITY: OUP OXFORD, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780198262459
Recommended - YOUNG, R (2003) ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT FOR CAPTIVE ANIMALS: WILEY-BLACKWELL, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780632064076
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