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Cornwall College

Animal Health and Management

UCAS Code: D320

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

48 tariff points to include at least 32 from A2 level qualification/s.

Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3. Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at level 2 may be considered

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

In an appropriate subject

A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects

UCAS Tariff

48

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

3.0 years | Part-time | 2020

"Gain a sound understanding of issues surrounding animal health, disease, causes of ill health and modern advances in treatment, and the management of a wide variety of species. Making use of our excellent practical facilities, building on links with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize winning Rural Business School, Dartmoor Zoological Park and more than 40 veterinary practices across Cornwall and Devon, we can ensure that you have excellent access to hands-on experience and the benefit of up-to-date veterinary 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, Duchy Stoke and Duchy Rosewarne campuses.
You will have access to our Equine Yard and the Duchy College Home Farm and its new hi-tech dairy unit. We have links with Dartmoor Zoological Park 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 The Donkey Sanctuary and The Dog and Wolf Development Centre in Cornwall.

**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.

**Possible Progression** (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences final year at Plymouth University

**Possible Careers**

– Animal Nutritionist
– Animal Health Inspector
– Animal Technician or Welfare Officer
– Epidemiologist
– Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
– Veterinary Practice Management
– Veterinary Scientist
– Wildlife Biologist
– Zookeeper, Curator or Manager

**Learner and Pastoral Support**
We pride ourselves on our student focused, friendly and supportive environment. Our dedicated support team are available for regular or ad hoc 1:1 learning or pastoral support needs. If you wish to speak to one of our support team at any time throughout the application process, please contact: dce.admissions.office@duchy.ac.uk

**Upcoming Events**

Please email: **dce.admissions.office@duchy.ac.uk** to book your place."

Modules

Current Year 1 Modules - Introduction to Animal Health - Principles of Animal Science - Practical Animal Health & Management - Animal Behaviour - Animal Health Industry - Personal & Employability Skills Development - Research Skills. Current Year 2 Modules - Contemporary Issues in Animal Health - Applied Animal Nutrition - Animal Health & Disease - Animal Health Planning - Research Project. Current Options (choose one) - Welfare, Care & Rehabilitation - Pharmacy & Diagnostics. Modules are subject to change and availability

Assessment methods

Assignments, formal examinations, practical exam/s, presentation/s and debate/s.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,950
per year
England
£8,600
per year
EU
£8,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,600
per year
Scotland
£8,600
per year
Wales
£8,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bicton College

Department:

Animals, Horticulture, Land-Use and Food

TEF rating:

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