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Canine Science Distance Learning Course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to provide students with a level 3 (advanced) knowledge regarding the evolution, physiology and behaviour of the grey wolf (Canis lupus) and the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). It then applies this knowledge to the behaviour of the domestic dog (Canis familiaris) in a domestic environment. This includes recent approaches to control and behavioural therapy. The course is conducted by post and assessment takes the form of question papers alongside report writing.
  • Entry requirements
    There are no entry requirements for this course, the students just need to be committed to follow the guidelines of the course.
  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of all of your assignments you will receive a UK Open Learning Diploma in Canine Science.
  • Course description

    Module One


    1. Canid Evolution
    2. The diversity of the Canidae
    3. Anatomy and movement (1)
    4. Anatomy and Movement (2)
    5. Canine sensory biology

    Module Two


    6. Grey wolf Behaviour (1)
    7. Grey wolf behaviour (2)
    8. Canine Communication

    Module Three


    9. Domestication done
    10. Canis familiaris (1)
    11. Canis familiaris (2)

    Assessment takes the form of question papers and directed report writing. The reports are designed to test the student's ability to understand the modules as a whole. The question papers are designed to test the students understanding of the individual concepts within the lessons. Reports (3 in total) represent 70% of the total mark; the questions papers (12 in total) represent the remaining 30%.

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