The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Learning outcomes

These learning outcomes reflect the 5 key learning categories of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, level 11.

cat at play

Alongside the subject content, the programme will also enable the acquisition of a range of transferable skills, such as computer skills, report writing, giving online presentations and time and project management.

C1: Knowledge and Understanding.

The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical, methodological and biological concepts relating to the field of clinical animal behaviour, as well as demonstrate a critical understanding of the relevant professional, legal and ethical issues.

C2: Practice: applied knowledge, skills and understanding

The student will be able to apply their knowledge of effective counselling, explore competing explanations for a behaviour problem or issue with the human-animal relationship and devise bespoke behaviour modification programmes or interventions as appropriate.

C3: Generic cognitive skills

The student will be able to demonstrate how to critically evaluate the relevant literature, identify areas where research is lacking and design research projects to address these.

C4: Communication, ICT, Numeracy Skills

The student will be able to use a variety of different media to effectively communicate relevant scientific concepts, ideas and advice to a range of audiences with varying levels of knowledge and expertise

C5: Autonomy, accountability and working with others

The student will be able to make informed judgements on ethical issues relevant to the field of clinical animal behaviour and will be able to critically reflect on all stages of the behaviour modification process, identifying where information is lacking or alternative actions are required to effect change.