Animal science (D3)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Animal science (D300) The scientific study of animals, their nutrition, treatment and care. Includes the study of animals’ diseases and their cure. May include veterinary nursing. Also may include the study of drugs, their characteristics, actions and uses. Agriculture & Forestry
Veterinary nursing (D310) Vocational science concerning the practical care of sick, injured and/or infirm animals. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal health (D320) The study of animal diseases with the object of prevention or diagnosis and cure. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal anatomy (D321) The study of the physical structure of an animal, how each part works and is related. Studies include dissection and use of microscope slides. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal physiology (D322) The study of systemic function and behaviour of the animal frame, including processes such as respiration, circulation, digestion, excretion, and reproduction. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal pathology (D323) The study of the effect of disease and/or damage to the animal frame. Studies include dissection and use of microscope slides. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal pharmacology (D324) The study of drugs, their characteristics, actions, uses and effects on different animals. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal toxicology (D325) The study of poisons, their nature, effect on different animals and possible antidotes. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal pharmacy (D326) The study of the preparation and dispensing of animal-related drugs. Involves an understanding of the food-chain and its interaction with human beings. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal nutrition (D327) The study of the process of assimilating nutrient materials into animal tissue. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal welfare (D328) The study of the health, contentment and well being of animals, how such contentment should be maintained and the laws concerning animal housing and provision. Agriculture & Forestry
Veterinary public health (D330) The study of the prevention of the spread of disease from animals to man. Agriculture & Forestry
Overseas veterinary development (D340) The study of international veterinary practice and its development in specialist areas. Agriculture & Forestry
Animal sciences not elsewhere classified (D390) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Animal Sciences categories. To be used sparingly. Agriculture & Forestry