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Primatology Level 3

Course code: ABC1180

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Explore the world of primatology, from home!

This course will enable you to:

  • 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

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 Content
Unit 1: An Introduction to Primates
  • 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
Unit 2: The New World Monkeys
  • 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
Unit 3: The Old World Monkeys
  • 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
Unit 4: The Prosimians
  • Geography and habitats of Madagascar
  • Global distribution of the prosimians
  • Primates belonging to the Strepsirrhini suborder
  • Primates belonging to the Haplorhini suborder
Unit 5: The Lesser Apes & Orangutans
  • 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
Unit 6: The Great Apes
  • 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
Other Information
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).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

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

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *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!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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