ANIMAL WELFARE AND ETHOLOGY

Course Information
TitleΕΥΖΩΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΙΦΟΡΑ ΑΓΡΟΤΙΚΩΝ ΖΩΩΝ / ANIMAL WELFARE AND ETHOLOGY
CodeΝ417Ε
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001938

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
ZŌIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours52
Class ID
600120069
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
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Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course the students will be able to: 1. recognize specific behavioural patterns in the domestic animals which indicate initiation of reproductive activity, periparturition time, introduction of a new member to the herd/flock etc., 2. identify possible aggressive behaviour towards other members of the herd/flock or towards humans and be able to manage such dangerous ethological cases, 3. investigate the causes/reasons of expression of distinct behavioural patterns, 4. apply functional and acceptable husbandry on the livestock in order to minimize the activation of stress-born factors, 5. raise and manage livestock as part of their own ecosystem biodiversity and not as automated livestock products engines
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Part I. The basic aspects (instincts, learning), periodical rhythms (photoperiod). Hormones and reproductive behaviour of animals. Behaviour during ingestion of food. Aggressiveness, frustration and playing behaviour. Motivation. Adaptation. Ethological patterns (feeding, reproductive, periparturition time) of farm animals. Chemical sensation and behaviour (pheromones). The function of vision and the behaviour. Acoustic communication. The orientation of motivation and migration. The evolution of the behaviour of animals. Part II. The concept of the animal well-being. Animal husbandry regulations. Measures and actions to minimize stress and eliminate stress-born causes and factors. Appropriate confinement environment, Animal Transportation, Natural Disasters.
Keywords
Ethology, welfare, domestic animals
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Use of 1. power point 2. E-mail access to all students for info purposes and lecture clarification
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures90
Reading Assigment27
Written assigments20
Exams3
Total140
Student Assessment
Description
Mid Term Exam: 20%, Written Class Assignment: 20%, Final Exam: 60%
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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Additional bibliography for study
1. D. M. Broom and A.F. Fraser. Domestic Animal Behaviour and Welfare. 4Th Ed. CAB International 2007. ISBN: 9781845932879 2. K. A. Houpt. Domestic Animal Behavior. 4Th Ed. Culinary and Hospitality Industry Publications Services, 2005.
Last Update
28-01-2019