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FdSc Animal Health & Management

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   3 Years
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   12607-DSC-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   19/09/2022

Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, behaviour, welfare and the management of animal collections. Making use of our excellent practical facilities and links with Dartmoor Zoological Park and various charitable organisations across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date knowledge.

Aspects of animal health and management are studied through a range of inter-related modules, giving you a solid grounding in this specialist area. Study tours in Year 1 and Year 2 will allow you to further your knowledge and experiences both nationally and internationally. You will have amazing opportunities to develop your knowledge of health, welfare and husbandry, and to work with a wide range of species within our Animal Management Centres at our Bicton College.

You will have access to our Equine Yard. Links with Dartmoor Zoological Park have developed in the past few years and there are sound opportunities for you to broaden your experiences to a wider range of exotic species, including big cats, wolves, monkeys, capybara, tapirs and wallabies.We also work closely with a number of other animal organisations strengthening our links within the industry.

Assessment will be via a range of written assignments and practical assessments, reports, in-class tests, formal examinations, presentations and group discussions. You will compile a portfolio of skills developed during practical sessions.

  What You Will Learn

Indicative Modules Year 1:

Introduction to Animal Health
Principles of Animal Science
Practical Animal Health and Management
Animal Behaviour
Animal Health Industry
Personal and Employability Skills Development
Research Skills

Indicative Modules Year 2:

Contemporary Issues in Animal Health
Applied Animal Nutrition
Animal Health and Disease
Animal Health Planning
Research Project

Options (choose one):

Welfare, Care and Rehabilitation
Pharmacy and Diagnostics

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English language, science and mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.


Throughout the programme we encourage you to develop your individual abilities and test factual knowledge through a variety of assessment methods including posters, leaflets, micro teaches, demonstrations and some written work which and you will be able to develop existing knowledge through a mixture of taught and practical sessions which are integral to the programme.


Possible Progression (subject to availability):

- BSc (Hons) BSc Applied Animal Health at Duchy College
- BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) (Level 6) at Newquay
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare (entry at Level 5) at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Biosciences (top-up) (Level 6) at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health (Level 6) at Duchy College

Possible Careers:

Animal Nutritionist
Animal Health Inspector
Animal Technician
Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
Veterinary Scientist
Wildlife Biologist
Zookeeper, Curator or Manager
Welfare Officer
Animal Behaviourist




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