Are you interested in animals? Do you find their behaviours interesting? This course will you learn just that, from home. Studying couldn’t be easier!
This course will enable you to:
Understand how to use information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Animal Psychology
Study behavioural experiments and understand the link between animal and human behaviour
Discover the different approaches that are used in animal psychology
Know the wider range of mythology techniques including qualitative and quantitative data
Understand the biology of animals
Explore animal behaviour with the help of learning theories
Explain the psychology of canine and feline behaviour
This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace.
You will receive all of the course material through an online eLearning portal, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you advice and helping you through your course.
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Unit 1: Using information, communication and technology ICT in the study of Animal Psychology
Setting up an ePortfolio
Pro-active implementation of skills
Unit 2: Putting Psychology into Perspective
Link between animal and human behaviour
Unit 3: Approaches and constructs
Interaction with humans
Unit 4: Research methods and techniques
Advantages and disadvantages
Unit 5: Classification and taxonomy
Sub-categorization of domains
External resources relating to classification
Comparisons between species
Unit 6: The biology of mammals
Cell structure and function
Mammalian cellular replication processes
Gene expression in mammals
Sexual and asexual reproduction
Unit 7: Genetic principles of mammals
Evaluate evidence related to genetic inheritance
Factors contributing to genetic inheritance
Unit 8: Comparative mechanics of behaviour in animals
Principles of perception
Trends in physiological mechanics
Unit 9: Behaviour and learning theories
Unit 10: Motivation and socialisation in animals
Role of homeostasis
Unit 11: The psychology of animal emotion
Nature of animal emotion
Unit 12: The psychology of equine behaviour
Evolution of wild horses to domesticity
Equine conditioning and learning processes
Equine behaviour and training
Behaviour modification in horses
Unit 13: The psychology of feline behaviour
Evolution of feral cats to domesticity
Conditioning and learning processes
Socialization processes in cats
Phobia and anxiety states
Unit 14: The psychology of canine behaviour
Evolution of wolves to domestic canines
Conditioning and learning processes
Socialization processes in dogs
Abnormal behaviour states in dogs
Unit 15: Comparative psychology
The principles of comparative psychology
Current ethological and models
Unit 16: Instinct, communication and adaptation
Common instinctive behaviour
Common adaptive behaviour
Common communication principles
You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. This means you will have 16 tutor marked assessments. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.
This course will take you 2 years to complete. The approximate learning time for each unit is 60 hours.
This course will allow you to work at home or at work. All materials for the course will be received online. You will also get tutor support by email.
Successful students will achieve a CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Psychology.
This course is awarded by CIE. CIE (Centre for Interactive Education) is an innovative awarding organisation in the UK. Their courses are known to allow learners to study in an interactive and effective way, in a time-efficient manner without compromising the quality of learning.
This course is thoroughly checked to ensure the best practice of quality assurance.
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.
course questions & answers
What skills are needed to enrol in this course?
All students must be 17 years of age and above. Students should have completed a Level 3 Diploma or an A level standard course (or equivalent) before enrolling on this Level 5 qualification.
Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?
You may start at any time and have 2 years to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.
What is included in the cost of my course?
Online learning platform
Personal tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Dedicated student support
FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
FREE CV writing service
How do I get my work assessed?
You will send your work by email to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your CIE Level 5 Diploma in Animal Psychology.
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