Rabbit Biology and Behaviour
Introduction - Study to care for rabbits with this online course by learning their biology and behaviour.
Rabbit Biology and Behaviour consists of four units set at the equivalent to level 3 studies in the UK education system.
By "the rabbit" we refer to the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) which is the species kept in captivity as a companion animal.
The rabbit is a prey animal and you will learn how their anatomy, physiology and behavioural aspects support this way of life.
There are four units to study:
1.Anatomy and Physiology
2. The Digestive System
3. The Nutrients and Rabbit Nutrition
4. Rabbit Behaviour
Throughout the units you will find links to rabbit behaviour. In the skeletal system for instance, the structure of the rabbit’s hind legs give the ability to escape predators whilst the endocrine system provides hormones to increase the heart's rate.
Each unit has an assignment which is usually split into pass, merit and distinction levels of achievement. To achieve a unit just the pass section needs to be completed to the required standard.
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
Structure and function
Relationships to rabbit behaviour
Nutrients and Nutrition
Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates, Fibre
Water, Minerals, Vitamins
The rabbit is an obligate herbivore. They must eat only plant matter and low nutrient plant matter too.
The Rabbit's Digestive System
Organs, Structure, Physiology
Innate and learned behaviour
Classical conditioning, intrumental learning
Social heirarchy, Burrow construction
Hormonal influences, the wild rabbit
Course fee: £225.00
Instalments: these are made by standing order at £22.50 p.c.m. International transactions will incur additional fees. You can try unit 1 before committing to the whole course.
Course materials are sent via email but paper copies are available for an additional fee of £15 per unit. Postage charges may need to be added depending on your location.
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