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Canine Health and Nutrition and Canine Science Level 3

Course Code: ABC1115

Course Overview

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! Understand a canine’s health, nutrition and science, the convenient way – from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the anatomy and physiology of the canine digestive system
  • Knowledge of basic nutrients
  • Identify the nutrients required for health and behaviour
  • Types of diets available
  • Learn about the evolution and domestication of the canine
  • Explore the similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
  • Know the common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
  • Understand canines in society
  • Investigate the anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
  • Identify the correct nutrition for a dog

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.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  •  Canine Health and

     Nutrition Level 3:

     

    Unit 1: The Canine Digestive System
    • 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
    Unit 2: Basic Nutrition
    • 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
    Unit 3: Types of Feeds
    • 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
    Unit 4: How to Select the Correct Diet for Age and Lifestyle
    • 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
    Unit 5: Feeding for Health and Behaviour
    • 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
    Unit 6: Diet and its Effect on Health
    • 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:

     

    Unit 1: Evolution and domestication of the canine
    • The evolution from Canis lupus to Canis familiaris
    • The domestication of the canine
    • The diversity of Canis familiaris
    • Common genetic disorders in the dog
    Unit 2: Similarities and differences between dogs and wolves
    • 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
    Unit 3: Common canine behaviours and how dogs learn
    • 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
    Unit 4: Canines in society
    • 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
    Unit 5: Correct nutrition
    • 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
    Unit 6: Anatomy and physiology of the canine special senses
    • 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

Other Information

  • Assessment

    This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

    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 or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive two Certificates of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course). This will be a Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3 certificate and a Canine Science Level 3 course.

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study for both of these courses has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

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

Is there a time limit for the completion of 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.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

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 be awarded your Certificate in Canine Health and Nutrition Level 3 and your Certificate in Canine Science Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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