The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
- 1. Ethology: definitions and the four questions of Tinbergen; history; behavioural mechanisms (innate and acquired); evolution of behaviour (domestication effect). These notions are illustrated with examples related to domestic animals and Veterinary Medicine.
- 2. Ethograms : General characteristics of the behaviour of most domestic species are presented, and the students are making aware of the veterinary applications.
- 3. Questions about Veterinary Ethology and Animal Welfare: The potential applications of Ethology to improve animal welfare are discussed during seminars based on a student group work. (vol 2 ' 9h)
- Learning how to obtain scientific documents (use of databases) and how to use them in the framework of the seminars (vol 2 ' 6h)
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Understanding how a healthy domestic animal is behaving, and how to understand it.
Search for and use of scientific documents
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Evaluation of the group work during seminars.
Oral examination with preliminary preparation
- matériel sur moodle