While studying Applied Animal Biology (APBI), you’re learning how to apply your passion for animals through a scientific focus on a wide variety of topics, such as animal coping, ethics, and animal physiology to address animal welfare in a broader societal context.
You’ll develop important skills through direct interactions with animals and research methodology.
These skills may include:
- Animal handling and feeding skills, developed on farms, in labs, and in animal shelters
- Critical analysis of literature on animal ethics and society
- Understanding of the roles animals play in society from an ethical and environmental viewpoint
- Conducting field research and surveys to collect data and samples of animal populations
- Synthesis of scientific data to generate awareness of animal issues
- Analysis of animal rights and conservation issues using systematic and evidence-based approaches
- Application of animal behaviour and physiology to improve animal welfare
- Project management and experimental design for the animal care industry
- Disease and parasite identification for prevention of animal infection