Primatology Level 3

Course code: ABC1180
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Explore the world of primatology, from home!

  • Successfully identify primates
  • Understand the general characteristics of primates as a whole
  • Explore the difference between monkeys, apes and prosimians
  • Use taxonomy to classify different species and understand the origin of Latin species names
  • Recall the evolution and divergence of the primate group
  • Identify between different species, families and subfamilies of primates
  • Analyse threats faced by primate species around the world and what can be done to protect them
Course Overview

This course will allow you to study when and where you want, at your own pace. All coursework can be submitted by post or email making it simple and hassle-free.

All of the materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors are always a click away by email, giving you a full years’ worth of support and advice to help get you through your course!

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Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 80 hours.

Course Outcome

Primatology Level 3.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor marked assignments.

Course Content
  • Introduction of primates
  • Characteristics of the class Mammalia
  • System of taxonomic classification of animals
  • Compare the characteristics of apes and monkeys
  • Evolutionary history of primates
  • Identify common anatomical and physiological characteristics
  • Global distribution of new world monkeys
  • Primates belonging to the Callitrichidae and Cebidae families including marmosets and capuchins
  • Primates belonging to the Atelidae family including howler and spider monkeys
  • Primates belonging to the Aotidae and Pitheciidae families including owl monkeys, sakis and uakaris
  • Global distribution of old world monkeys
  • Cercopithecinae I – Characteristics of species belonging to the Papionini tribe – including the macaques, baboons and drills
  • Cercopithecinae II – Characteristics of species belonging to the Cercopithecini tribe including the guenons, talapoins and mona monkeys
  • Old world monkeys belonging to the Colobinae subfamily
  • Geography and habitats of Madagascar
  • Global distribution of the prosimians
  • Primates belonging to the Strepsirrhini suborder
  • Primates belonging to the Haplorhini suborder
  • Global distribution of the gibbons and orangutans
  • Species belonging to the Hoolock and Hylobates genera
  • Species belonging to the Symphalangus and Nomascus genera
  • Subspecies and characteristics of the species in the Pongo genus
  • Global distribution of the Great Apes
  • Species belonging to the Gorilla genus
  • Subspecies and characteristics of the common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes
  • Subspecies and characteristics of the bonobo, Pan paniscus
Extra Info

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your course tutor to be marked. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You will have a year to complete this course. This gives you well over enough time to complete your studies.

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. You will also receive tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate 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

A science related, geography or geology GCSE is desirable to enrol onto this course.

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