805: Animal Welfare Assessment
- ANS 805 is a multidisciplinary online course that provides students with an overview of the scientific disciplines and societal issues associated with animal welfare including physiology, animal behavior, immunology, neurobiology, suffering and pain, human-animal interactions, ethics, welfare assessments and standards, and economics.
- Students will gain experience assessing the welfare of hypothetical animals using virtual animal welfare assessment scenarios.
- Problem solving and critical
thinking skills are promoted through assessment exercises, discussion
with instructors and classmates, reading of current literature, and
online assignments and exams.
- Offered Online Every Spring
- Three Graduate Level Credits
- The course is designed to teach
graduate and veterinary students the principles of animal welfare
science and assessment and provide them with the opportunity to apply
these principles to assess animal welfare.
- Students are expected to develop the ability to objectively assess animal welfare of species in production, research, zoos, companion, and other situations.
Taught by Dr. Janice Siegford
Department of Animal Science
2265E Anthony Hall
Michigan State University