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
Introduction to Animal Health
Principles of Animal Science
Practical Animal Health and Management
Animal Health Industry
Personal and Employability Skills Development
Indicative Modules Year 2:
Contemporary Issues in Animal Health
Applied Animal Nutrition
Animal Health and Disease
Animal Health Planning
Options (choose one):
Welfare, Care and Rehabilitation
Pharmacy and Diagnostics
- 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
Animal Health Inspector
Zookeeper, Curator or Manager
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.