Animal science and welfare
Animal science and welfare advanced diploma
Animal science and welfare is a level 4 two-part home study course aimed at post A-level students, mature learners, those working in animal welfare organisations, animal welfare officers and anyone wanting to demonstrate their ability to study successfully at the first level in higher education.
The course is set at Higher National Certificate level (HNC) and consists of about 200 hours of study. You will study comparative anatomy and physiology and animal nutrition as well as animal care units including the dog, the cat, the reptile and the rodent amongst other species.
Progression: Animal science and welfare is one of our courses which can be used as evidence for higher education applications according to the standards set by a college of Further and Higher Education.
Mammals, birds and reptiles are the focus of the course with structure related to function and lifestyle.
Unit 1 Comparative anatomy and physiology 1 - Transport and respiratory systems
Unit 2 Comparative anatomy and physiology 2 - Skeletal systems
Unit 3 Comparative anatomy and physiology 3 - Digestive systems
Unit 4 Animal Nutrition 1 - The nutrient groups and functions
Unit 5 Animal Nutrition 2 - Commercial animal feeds
Unit 6 Animal behaviour - Innate and learned behaviours
Unit 7 Care of the Dog - from behaviour to health and disease and enrichment for the canine
Unit 8 Care of the Cat - from behaviour to health and disease and enrichment for the obligate carnivore
Unit 9 Care of the Reptile - from behaviour to health and disease and a critical investigation of enrichment and accommodation
Unit 10 Care of the Bird - species' behaviour, health and disease and a critical investigation of accommodation
Unit 11 Care of the Rodent - their behaviour, health and disease and enrichment according to the unique nature of rodent teeth
Unit 12 Animal Ethics - critical analysis of the place of the non-human animal in human society
Full course fee £725.00 or 2 x £395.00
Study can be divided into two sections: units 1 to 6 then units 7 to 12 OR you can select which 6 units to study.
Instalments: £72.50 p.c.m. or £39.50 p.c.m. Click here to pay now via PayPal, card and set up bank transfer or instalments.
You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course.