CANI400 Working Canines

Updated: 27 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
28 August 2019 30 August 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BIOL110 and BIOL120
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CANI300 or CANI500
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units CANI300 - Working Canines
CANI500 - Working Canines
Coordinator(s) Wendy Brown (wbrown@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

'Working Canines' focuses on the domestic dog within the context of servicing human needs. Working dogs herd our cattle and sheep, provide us with personal protection and national security, and give independence to the visually impaired. In this unit we will examine the factors that influence performance and trainability in the working dog through an in-depth study of canine structure and function, sensory perception, temperament and behaviour, health-care and kennel management.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Canine Ergonomics: The Science of Working Dogs

ISBN: 9781420079913
Helton, W.S., CRC Press 1st ed. 2009

Note: An eBook version is available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

The Dog: Its Behaviour, Nutrition and Health

ISBN: 9780813812540
Case, L.P., Wiley-Blackwell 2nd ed. 2005

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Canine Olfaction Science and Law: Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation

ISBN: 9781482260236
Jezierski, T., Ensminger, J., Papet, L.E., CRC Press 1st ed. 2016

Note: An eBook version (ISBN: 9781482260274) is available through the Dixson Library.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1: Essay 20% 1700
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2

Compulsory Assignment 2: Essay 20% 1700
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 4

Compulsory Online Activity 10% 300
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2

Compulsory Practical 20%
Assessment Notes

Dog Training Activity

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in identifying and critically evaluating factors influencing performance and trainability in the canine;
  2. apply knowledge and skills to recognise variations in canine morphology and knowledgeably discuss the impact of these on ability to perform specified tasks;
  3. apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility in applying training theories and knowledge of canine cognition in a practical situation;
  4. apply best practices to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate a kennel management program for specific organisational requirements and document the plan and its outcomes; and
  5. exercise high level critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving complex problems in canine performance.