Canine Health and Nutrition and Canine Science Level 3

Course code: ABC1115

Are you a dog lover? Do you want to gain an in-depth knowledge about man’s best friend? Then this bundle is right for you! Learn about canine health, nutrition and science, the convenient way – from home!

  • Study the anatomy and physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Identify the nutrients required for health and behaviour
  • Learn about the evolution and domestication of the canine
  • Explore the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
  • Identify common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
  • Understand the role of canines in society
  • Investigate the anatomy and physiology of canine special senses
Course overview

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way.

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 160 hours.

Course Outcome

You will receive a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Science Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3

  • Describe the anatomy of the canine digestive system
  • Explain the structures associated with the canine digestive system
  • Evaluate the physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Describe common problems related to the canine digestive system
  • Describe what nutrients are required to formulate a correctly balanced diet
  • Evaluate the need for carbohydrate, fats and protein in a balanced diet
  • Describe the importance of minerals and vitamins in a balanced diet
  • Explain the significance of water in a balanced diet
  • Describe the legal requirements on dog food labels
  • Evaluate the nutrition supplied in different types of diet
  • Describe the difference between wet, dry and semi-moist food
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of feeding home-made and raw diets
  • Describe the correct diet for growing puppies
  • Evaluate the nutritional requirements of healthy adult companion dogs
  • Describe the importance of correct nutrition for working dogs Explain the nutritional needs of geriatric dogs
  • Describe the development of behaviour problems caused by poor nutrition
  • Evaluate the health issues caused by a decreased intake of nutrients
  • Describe the health issues caused by an excessive intake of nutrients
  • Explain the common medical diseases seen as a result of poor nutrition
  • Describe the nutritional changes required for obese dogs
  • Evaluate the nutritional changes required for dogs with hepatic disease
  • Describe the importance of supplements for skin disorders
  • Explain how nutrition can be used to support dogs with renal disease

Canine Science Level 3

  • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
  • The domestication of the canine
  • The diversity of Canis familiaris
  • Common genetic disorders in the dog
  • Why humans have required certain characteristics in dogs
  • The major similarities between dogs and wolves
  • The anatomical differences between dogs and wolves
  • The importance, advantages and disadvantages of selective breeding
  • Commonly seen dog behaviours and compare with the wolf
  • The importance of canine communication
  • How understanding dog behaviour enhances the training process
  • The history of dog training
  • The roles of the canine in society since known domestication
  • The changing role of the dog in society
  • The importance of dogs as pets
  • The importance of working dogs
  • The purpose of good nutrition
  • The digestive tract and impact of poor nutrition
  • The need for breed-specific nutrition and breed-size-specific nutrition
  • The importance of correct life-stage nutrition
  • The function and role of the special senses
  • The adaptation of the special senses
  • The differences between sight and scent hounds
  • Anatomical and possible behavioural problems associated with the special senses
Extra info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. This bundle will take you approximately 160 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you or sent by email, it’s that simple. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding body

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the ABC Awards and Certa Awards website. This course has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

Q&As

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol on to this course.

You may start at any time and have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course). This bundle is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle.

Dedicated personal tutor support

Dedicated student support

Assignment marking and feedback

FREE CV critique service

FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers

FREE XO Student Discounts card

* Comprehensive study guide

* Open Study College pen and highlighter

* Student study planner

* Student notebook

* Document wallet

 

* Not included with the online study option

No, everything you need is included in the price!

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3 and a Certificate of Achievement in Canine Science Level 3.

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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