VM2102 - Animal Behaviour and Handling

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester

Completion of Year 1 courses with C grade or above

Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2020/21
Semester A 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course is intended to provide veterinary students with a good foundation in animal behaviour, handling and training. The course will provide introduction to the scientific study of behaviour, including the evolution of behaviour, and emotional and behavioural health. The normal behaviour of species of key veterinary importance (cats, dogs, horses, cattle, small ruminants, pigs, and poultry, plus other species of importance in Hong Kong), including the assessment of body language for each species.  Students will be taught about learning theory and how learning theory is used for effective (and ineffective) training. The course will also cover the principles of low stress handling for the key species as well as introducing low stress veterinary practice.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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