Course code DYR201

DYR201 Animal behaviour and husbandry

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Course responsible: Heidi Rasch Johnsen
Teachers: Anette Tøgard Bjerke
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Fall semester. This course has teaching/evaluation in Fall semester
Course frequency: Yearly, 4 weeks each fall
First time: 2014H
Preferential right:
Course contents:


To provide the student with a platform of knowledge useful in the workplace, between people as well as between peolpe and animals. Some fundamental subjects of use in upcoming subjects.

Learning outcome:

On completing the course the student should:

  • Have knowledge of the rules regulating the keeping of animals/husbandry in Norway
  • Have knowledge of professional ethics
  • Have knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, feeding and natural habitat of domestic animals, including birds and reptiles
  • Be able to safely handle most common animals, including birds and reptiles
  • Have knowledge of basic animal behaviour and behavioural corrections
  • Be able to provide proper detal care and guide customers with regard to prevention/prophylaxis
  • Be able to ID-tag domestic animals.
  • Be able to treat customers in a professional and accommodating manner and provide guidance
Learning activities:

Teaching methods and approaches:

The teaching consists of lectures, practical instruction and self study.


Teaching aids:

Most lectures are made available on Canvas. Some teachers provide hand outs prior to lectures, and beyond this students are asked to study The Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing and other relevant course literature available in the library.

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Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

Mandatory education and study requirements:

Mandatory course work: All demonstrations and practical instruction is mandatory.

Demands: In order to have their final written assignment graded, students must complete and pass an oral presentation. Two members of staff, including the person responsible for the block, must be present at the presentation. The result of the presentation is announced by e-mail. In order to pass the final, written assignment, these demands must be met.



During the duration of the block every student is to give an oral presentation.  Two members of staff, including the person responsible for the block, must be present at the presentation. The evaluatiion of the presentation is announced by e-mail.

If a student has not given or not passed the oral presentation, no ECTS will be awarded until passed.

When the block is finished, students are to submit an exam paper in writing to the person responsible for the block.The length of the paper is 5 pages, +/- 10 %. See the separate rules for exam paper writing. Papers must be submitted by 15.00 on the last day of the block. Failure to submit the paper in time will result in a grade of non pass, as with any ordinary wiritten exam. In case of illness the ordinary examination rules apply.

Evaluation: The exam paper is graded by an external examiner.

Aids: All study aids are allowed. Grading: Pass/fail

Entrance requirements:
Admitted to the bachelor's degree i Veterinary Nursing
Reduction of credits:
Examination details: Written exam and oral presentation: Bestått / Ikke bestått