Primatology QLS Level 3
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
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Up to 1 year.
Approximately 80 hours.
Primatology Level 3.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Tutor marked assignments.
- 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
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.
You will have a year to complete this course. This gives you well over enough time to complete your studies.
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!
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
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A science related, geography or geology GCSE is desirable to enrol onto this course.
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