Routine Animal Care
To provide students with the necessary knowledge, attributes and skills to maintain the daily care of common companion animals.
- Learning Outcomes
- Describe the care of common New Zealand companion animals to ensure a positive state of welfare.
Demonstrate basic handling, restraint and home-based health procedures of common companion animals.
Identify common signs of abnormal animal behaviour.
Maintain appropriate standards of professional behaviour and practice in the workplace.
- -Breed identification
-Housing and transport
-Daily care requirements of companion animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits and rodents
-Identify abnormal behaviour
-Apply Handling and restraint techniques
-Perform routine procedures including grooming
-Codes of practice for welfare
-Standards of professional practice and behaviour
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Learning will facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
-Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations; field trips/industry visits; projects
-Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers; projects
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all requirements of the competency-based assessments to pass this module. The final grade will be based on the marks for the achievement-based assessment tasks.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- Animal House facilities