Animal Welfare Course Online

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks



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There are 9 Lessons in this course:

1. Scope and Nature of Animal Welfare

    • History
    • Nature of animal welfare
    • Scope of animal welfare
    • Widely accepted animal ethics theories
    • Animal rights
    • Animal welfare
    • Animal welfare today

2. Psychology and Sentience

    • The science and philosophy of psychology and sentience
    • Sentience
    • Sapience
    • Anthropomorphism and Transference
    • Compassionate conservation
    • Sense and Perception
    • Cognition
    • Animal emotion
    • Animal psychopathology
    • Behavioural disorders
    • How an understanding of sentience can influence animal welfare

3. Managing Animal Welfare

    • Managing Animal welfare

4. Animal Protection Services

    • Understanding and inspecting health issues
    • Inspecting the health of animals
    • Signs of ill health
    • Differential diagnosis

5. Animal Rescue Services

    • Health and welfare
    • Animal First Aid
    • Bone and joint problems
    • Poisoning
    • Restraining animals during First Aid
    • First Aid for wildlife

6. Animal Health Services

    • Animal health services
    • Routine health treatments
    • Complementary animal health services
    • Employment

7. Animal Welfare for Pets, Work Animals and Animals in Sport

    • Welfare for companion animals
    • Welfare for work animals
    • Welfare for animals in sport

8. Animal Welfare for Farm Animals

    • Welfare for farm animals
    • Factory farming
    • Organic farming
    • Other aspects of animal welfare
    • Welfare issues for farm animals bred for alternative products

9. Animal Welfare for Wildlife: Free and Captive

    • Welfare for captive wild animals
    • Welfare for free wild animals
    • Protection of Wildlife
    • Legislation
    • Codes of practice
    • Animal behaviour
    • Environmental law enforcement: case studies

Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.