Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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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 second time we have run this course, and we have revised some of the content and assessments in line with the great feedback we gained from our first run through. We have also added some subtitles to the videos for the Spanish and Mandarin speakers who wish to participate. Talk about this course using the hashtag #EdAniWelf
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years ago
Given my appreciation for the MOOCs on offer from The University of Edinburgh and a love of critters, I decided to enroll. It was a terrific introduction to issues of animal welfare, placing the subject into context using research into animal cognition and behaviour. It also offered some indications of what different countries are doing about improving animal welfare. By tying all of these elements together, the course offered a solid foundation for further study of the subject.
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9/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 1 month ago
I was very skeptical when I enrolled in this course. I thought it might end up being a bleeding-heart environmentalist course, accusing people of being murderers if they ate meat or enslaving animals if they owned pets. I was very glad to learn that my intuition couldn't be more wrong. 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. The most important take-away in my view is that caring for animal welfare means providing animals with the space and conditions they need to display their normal behavior - apart from some basic essentials like food, shelter and humane treatment. There is no eco-fascism and you won't find environmentalist pseudo-moralist views here. Make no mistake about it, the lectures are scientific in nature. Yet they are engaging and will be extremely interesting for a... I was very skeptical when I enrolled in this course. I thought it might end up being a bleeding-heart environmentalist course, accusing people of being murderers if they ate meat or enslaving animals if they owned pets. I was very glad to learn that my intuition couldn't be more wrong. 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. The most important take-away in my view is that caring for animal welfare means providing animals with the space and conditions they need to display their normal behavior - apart from some basic essentials like food, shelter and humane treatment. There is no eco-fascism and you won't find environmentalist pseudo-moralist views here. Make no mistake about it, the lectures are scientific in nature. Yet they are engaging and will be extremely interesting for anyone interested in these matters. If the course was a bit longer, it would definitely be worth 5 starts. 5 weeks is a bit short considering the breadth of materials in the lectures. Still, it's highly recommended!
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