Do you love animals and want to learn more about them? Then you can do just that in our Animal Studies course, from home!
This course will enable you to:
Understand how to develop an ePortfolio for animal studies
Learn how to categorise species
Explore the original and historical timeline of classification and taxonomy and relate this to different species
Explore the difference between mammals and reptiles, whilst taking into consideration classification
Understand how the nitrogen, water and oxygen cycles have an effect on animals
Study how the correct cellular function is essential to the maintenance of life
Explore the biology of animals, including DNA, homeostasis and the reproduction system
Understand that the physical and chemical appearance of any organisms is known as its phenotype
Learn about the characteristics of an organism
Explain Equine anatomy and physiology
Review the basic principles of genetic inheritance already covered and then goes on to explore these in relation to the horse
Understand Equine health, disease and nutrition
Explore horses behaviour and what kind of training they need
Investigate the skeleton of a cat and understand how it provides structure to the body
Study the feline inheritance process
Learn about feline and canine health, diseases and nutrition
Study feline and canine behaviour
Understand canine anatomy, physiology and the inheritance processes
The 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.
Develop your interest and knowledge by enrolling now and join the 60,000 students that have already done so.
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Unit 1 - Using ICT in animal studies
Setting up an ePortfolio
Pro-active implementation of skills
Unit 2 - Taxonomy and classification of the animal kingdom
Mammals and reptiles
The nitrogen, water and oxygen cycles
Unit 3 - The biology of mammals
The Mammals internal body
Unit 4 - Basic genetic principles of mammals
Processes of inheritance
Unit 5 - Equine anatomy and physiology
Skeleton of a horse
Red and white blood cells
Calcium and phosphorus
The reproductive system of a horse
Unit 6 - Equine inheritance processes
Unit 7 - Equine health, disease and nutrition
Energy for maintenance
Energy for production
Feeding for maintenance
Equine behaviour and training
Unit 8 - Equine behaviour and training
Explores this evolutionary process
L earning processes of the horse
Exercise, diet and environment/habitat
Unit 9 - Feline anatomy and physiology
Skeleton of a cat
Red and White blood cells
Calcium and phosphorus
Movement and balance
The reproductive systems
Unit 10 - Feline inheritance processes
Unit 11 - Feline health, disease and nutrition
The components of food
Signs of illness
Unit 12 - Feline behaviour
Socialisation of kittens
Unit 13: Canine anatomy and physiology
The skeleton of the dog
Unit 14 - Canine inheritance processes
Unit 15 - Canine health, disease and nutrition
A dog’s health and well being
Unit 16 - Canine behaviour and working with dogs
Domestication and selective breeding
Natural instinctive behaviour
Environments that dogs inhabit
You are required to create an ePortfolio. After each unit you will have to send your work by email to your tutor. You will also have to take part in self-assessment activities, do your own independent research and conduct your own reflective journal.
You will have 2 years to complete this course. 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 Studies.
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 and 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 studying this course (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 Studies.
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