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1Course Overview

Primatology Level 3

Course code: ABC1180

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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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2Course 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
3Other 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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

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
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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?

We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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Prompt delivery and reply. Still working through Unit 1. I like the links provided with the learning activities. I wanted to study to increase my knowledge in this subject (which is not related to my work and would be a good challenge).

- Tina Hutchings
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