Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Health

The Cornwall College Group offers a wide range of undergraduate courses across seven campuses throughout Cornwall and Devon, including Bicton College, Cornwall College, Duchy College and Falmouth Marine School. We offer specialist courses designed with employers and delivered by industry professionals. During your studies you will get the opportunity to work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Applied Animal Health and Welfare (CORD3000)

      This module will explore the principles of general pathology and systemic pathophysiology using a range of clinical examples. The welfare of affected, in contact and descended animals will be evaluated using common ethical frameworks. The application of these principles to infectious and genetic disease and their control will be examined in more detail, with a focus on creating and evaluating disease control plans.

    • Resource Management and Leadership (CORD3003)

      This module will provide the student with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate appropriate evaluative skills and the ability to synthesize existing and emerging management and leadership practices in order to ensure animal-based resources are managed as effectively as possible. This module will contain a work-related office-based animal practice expectation.

    • Honours Project (CORD321)

    Optional modules

    • Applied Veterinary Pharmacology (CORD3001)

      This module aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge to safely, confidently and legally work with veterinary pharmaceuticals in the treatment, prevention and management of disease of companion, equine and farm animals. Relevant to any student working in the animal health or animal management industry, it is particularly aimed at preparing them to operate as an Animal Medicines Training and Regulatory Authority Suitably Qualified Person (AMTRA SQP), and for work in the veterinary, shelter, farm or pet industry.

    • Clinical Animal Behaviour (CORD3002)

      The underlying principles of animal behaviour will be explored using psychological theories. The application of learning theory and other psychological concepts to the understanding and solving of animal behavioural problems will be examined. The application of behavioural principles will be also be evaluated in a wide range of training contexts.

    • Animal Therapy (CORD3004)

      Complementary therapies are experiencing attention in both veterinary and lay circles worldwide and this module is designed to give the student a detailed knowledge and understanding of alternative therapies. The Module includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of alternative therapy. It explores valid research carried out in other species and humans. It also evaluates the legislation relating to treatment of animals by complementary medicine. The application of these principles to common disorders/ diseases and their control will be examined, with a particular focus on creating treatment plans and evaluating their likely efficacy.

    • Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing (CORD3006)

      This module will cover the implementation and evaluation of the advanced nursing care of emergency surgical and critically ill medical animal patients, critical care procedures, patient monitoring and the legal and ethical considerations of nursing such patients. It will also cover advanced nursing procedures encountered in veterinary practice.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code.
To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Our partnership with Cornwall College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.
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