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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM101: Animals, Health and Healing

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will cover a range of theoretical debates and case studies concerned with the following topics:

  • the use of animals in biomedical research (which could include animal rights/ethics, nonhuman models, history of vivisection, environmental enrichment programmes, genomics, xenotransplants, cloning)
  • the use of animals in therapeutic contexts (which could include Animal Assisted Therapy, assistance animals such as Guide dogs, power relationships etc.)
  • ethnoveterinary medicine (which could also include alternative/non-allopathic therapies such as homeopathy, as well as spiritual communications with nonhumans such as shamanism and animal psychics)
  • zoonotic disease (which could include focus on transmission, responses, attitudes towards carriers etc.)
  • zoopharmacognosy (which could also include ethnobotany)

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 x 1 hour podcast audio lectures with accompanying powerpoint presentations
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 x 1 hour discussion/seminar
Guided Independent Study20Preparation for formative assessments
Guided Independent Study100Research and writing of summative assessments
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1010 x 1 hour contributions to VLE forums

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).