The module is designed to enable students to identify and investigate current issues in animal science and to develop an enhanced appreciation of the opportunities and challenges facing the various parts of the animal sector. The potential areas covered range from topical issues in companion animal and farmed livestock to those in wild animals both in zoos and wild in their natural habitats. The module also aims to critically evaluate interrelationships between the various aspects of animal science such as nutrition, behaviour, welfare, human and animal health, the environment and sustainable resource management.