The first shared online curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in animal welfare and ethics in Australia and New Zealand

Johnson, Jane, Collins, Teresa, Degeling, Collins, Fawcett, Anne, Fisher, Andrew D., Freire, Rafael, Hazel, Susan J., Hood, Jennifer, Lloyd, Janice, Phillips, Clive J. C., Stafford, Kevin, Tzioumis, Vicky and McGreevy, Paul D. (2015) The first shared online curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in animal welfare and ethics in Australia and New Zealand. Animals, 5 2: 395-406. doi:10.3390/ani5020362


Author Johnson, Jane
Collins, Teresa
Degeling, Collins
Fawcett, Anne
Fisher, Andrew D.
Freire, Rafael
Hazel, Susan J.
Hood, Jennifer
Lloyd, Janice
Phillips, Clive J. C.
Stafford, Kevin
Tzioumis, Vicky
McGreevy, Paul D.
Title The first shared online curriculum resources for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in animal welfare and ethics in Australia and New Zealand
Journal name Animals   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2076-2615
Publication date 2015-05-29
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3390/ani5020362
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 395
End page 406
Total pages 12
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publisher MDPI AG
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The need for undergraduate teaching of Animal Welfare and Ethics (AWE) in Australian and New Zealand veterinary courses reflects increasing community concerns and expectations about AWE; global pressures regarding food security and sustainability; the demands of veterinary accreditation; and fears that, unless students encounter AWE as part of their formal education, as veterinarians they will be relatively unaware of the discipline of animal welfare science. To address this need we are developing online resources to ensure Australian and New Zealand veterinary graduates have the knowledge, and the research, communication and critical reasoning skills, to fulfill the AWE role demanded of them by contemporary society. To prioritize development of these resources we assembled leaders in the field of AWE education from the eight veterinary schools in Australia and New Zealand and used modified deliberative polling. This paper describes the role of the poll in developing the first shared online curriculum resource for veterinary undergraduate learning and teaching in AWE in Australia and New Zealand. The learning and teaching strategies that ranked highest in the exercise were: scenario-based learning; a quality of animal life assessment tool; the so-called ‘Human Continuum’ discussion platform; and a negotiated curriculum.
Keyword Animal ethics
Animal welfare
Learning and teaching
Online curriculum resources
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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