Animal Function, Health and Welfare

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of New England
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

The Animal Function, Health and Welfare online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in partnership with the University of New England offers you a complete understanding of the principles of animal welfare, reproduction, diseases and toxicology.

The unit covers the key theoretical concepts of animal welfare and their application to livestock species, and also addresses issues of reproduction and lactation through a range of domestic species.

Students will also learn about immunology and the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly for animals of an exotic nature, and examines the various disease prevention strategies used within these environments. The unit also covers the principles of pharmacology and toxicology of major chemical groups used in agriculture.

Eligibility

There are not prerequisites for this unit; so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this Animal Function, Health and Welfare unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Animal welfare
  • Applied animal reproduction
  • Animal health
  • Toxicology

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Animal Function, Health and Welfare online unit offers you an excellent introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of the care of domestic species. So if you are interested in a career working with domestic animals then this unit will provide a lay a strong foundation for you.

The unit also provides a very broad introduction to animal welfare, and will enable you to pursue further academic studies in this area.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Animal Function, Health and Welfare from University of New England.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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