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Unit information: Animal Management 1 in 2021/22

Unit name Animal Management 1
Unit code VETS10300
Credit points 0
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Mrs. Jenny Mason
Open unit status Not open



All units in BVSc1

School/department Bristol Veterinary School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This Unit provides students with an understanding of the care, management and handling of major species of veterinary importance. At the end of the unit the students should demonstrate an acceptable level of understanding of the structure, operation and welfare of major livestock production industries and be familiar with the management, welfare and needs of companion animal species.

Intended Learning Outcomes

At the end of the unit students will have a theoretical understanding of the care, management, welfare and handling of major species of veterinary importance, and the practical ability to safely and effectively handle these species.

Teaching Information


Practical classes

Individual and groupwork on DSE task(s)


Assessment Information

Formative assessment: Students will sit a formative midsessional written/computer-based exam.

Summative assessment:

Students will sit a summative End of Unit examination. The Unit marks comprise:

End of Unit Written/computer based exam 1 (MCQ) - 40%

End of Unit Written/computer based exam 2 (SAQ) - 40%

Practical examination - must pass prior to entry into BVSc3

Directed Self Education (DSE) task (Welfare) - 10%.

Directed Self Education (DSE) task (EMS report) - 10%

Note: Students will be provided with more information about the practical examination and the DSE tasks in the unit handbook and / or by the unit organiser at the start of the academic year.

There will be an opportunity to resit the examinations during the resit period.


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How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.