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Animal Care and Animal Behaviour

Open Study College
Course summary
689 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

Course description

 Animal Care

 Level 2:

 

Unit 1: Animal Feeding

  • Types of feeder
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Choosing and preparing food
  • How much to give and when

Unit 2: Animal Accommodation

  • Housing requirements
  • Bedding materials
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Cleaning and maintaining
  • Waste disposal

Unit 3: Animal Health

  • Disease prevention
  • Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Endo and ecto parasites
  • First aid

Unit 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals

  • Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Handling and restraint equipment
  • Reducing stress

Unit 5: Animal Behaviour

  • Normal behaviour
  • Emotions
  • Specific species
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Stereotypic behaviour
  • Observing behaviour
  • Methods and recording
  • Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
  • Environmental enrichment

Unit 6: Animals in Society

  • Welfare needs
  • How can we meet these needs?
  • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Current legislation
  • Animals in production
  • Intensive farming
  • Free-range farming
  • Organic farming
  • Animals in sport
  • Animals as assistance

 Animal Behaviour

 Level 3:

 

Unit 1: Studying and Recording Animal Behaviour

  • What is animal behaviour?
  • The study of animal behaviour
  • Methods and recording
  • Results

Unit 2: Prey vs. Predator

  • The food chain
  • Evolutionary arms race
  • Adaptations to capture prey
  • Luring prey
  • Crypsis (Camouflage, transparency, sleep cycles)

Unit 3: Solitary and Group Living Animals

  • How animals communicate
  • Competition from other species
  • Communication and the senses
  • Visual displays
  • Group or solitary?
  • Hierarchy systems in group living animals

Unit 4: Mating and Parental Strategies

  • Attracting a potential mate
  • Mating systems and parental responsibility
  • Monogamy and polygyny
  • Mating systems
  • Imprinting

Unit 5: Changes in Behaviour through Domestication

  • What is domestication?
  • Breeds
  • How does domestication change the animal?
  • Hibernation
  • Hormones and their effects
  • Abnormal behaviours

Unit 6: Animal Learning

  • Instinct
  • Simple learning theories
  • Animal learning in training
  • Human influence
  • Ethics in training and the welfare of animals
  • Animal intelligence
  • Training animals

Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 689.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 118.35 with a deposit of GBP
78.90 totalling 789

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