Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Use of animals in treatment
Janne Karin Brodin
There has been a lot of interest in the four courses on the use of animals in treatment –animal assisted therapy – which UMB has arranged in cooperation with the Anthrozoology Centre. The rush to attend has been such that a new course will be arranged in 2010.
The course is open to all, but applicants with a background in education, health studies, social studies, medicine, veterinary medicine, biology or psychology are given priority.
Many of the participants use or would like to use animals in therapy in their current occupation. Understanding and knowledge of the positive effect of animals on human beings may be applied in many trades, as a preventative measure as well as in rehabilitation.
Professor Bjarne Olai Braastad is the main lecture an course responsible
Photo: Janne Brodin
One of the aims of the 5 study points introductory course is to enable the participants to understand and evaluate the importance of the influence of animals on human wellbeing and health.
As an extension to the introductory course, a 10 study points course is available, entitled “Animal assisted intervention using dogs”. The first extension course started in September (2009).
We offer courses in Norwegian only.
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