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Cat Behaviour and Psychology

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Course content

Unit 1 Psychological & Psychological Factors

In unit 1 you will learn how to describe, explain and discuss psychological & physiological factors that contribute to the behaviour of the domestic cat.

Unit content summary

Felis catus, domestication, companionship, ability to learn, brain size and composition,  comparisons, behavioural observation, learning behaviour & theories, social learning, effects of abuse, memory recall, play, aging, innate behaviours, hormones, pheromones, Jacobson’s Organ

Course fee £295.00

Instalments: these are made by standing order at £29.50 p.c.m. International transactions will incur additional fees.

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Unit 2 Influences on Feline Behaviour

In this unit you will learn how to Identify, explain and assess various influences that affect cat behaviour.

Unit content summary:

Genetics, inheritance, experience, socialisation, sensitive period, consequences, human interaction, learning, anatomy: visual, olfactory, audio, neural (vibrissae); communication methods, unwanted behaviour versus behavioural problem

Unit 3 Origins & Social Organisation of Felis catus

In unit 3 the origin of our domestic cat and their social orgainsation are looked at with reference to their care and welfare.

Unit content summary:

Fossil record, Creodonts, Miacids, classification of life, Panthera, Acinonyx, Felis; social organisation, hierarchies, allogrooming

Unit 4 Predatory Behaviour & Enrichment
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The final unit looks into predatory behaviour and enrichment. Unit 4 focuses on knowing and understanding the predatory behaviour and how to utilise that fo rcat welfare.

Unit content summery:

Predatory, anatomical adaptations, sensory organs, integument, pads, dentition, visual cues, relating predatory behaviour to enrichment

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