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Carnivore Zoology 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £295.00Course Code: BEN219
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Carnivore Zoology 100 Hours Certificate Course

Carnivore Zoology course online: The word carnivore refers to an animal that predominately eats meat in order to survive. They can either be predators like tigers and lions, or scavengers such as vultures. Meat Eaters can also be sub divided into Obligate Carnivores or true carnivores, whose diet consists of 100 percent meat and Facultative Carnivores, which eat both other animals and non-animal food.

Although this would also describe an omnivore, there is no set point at which one is better described as the other, although humans are normally known as omnivores because we often eat more non-animal, than animal food. An animal which is at the top of the food chain, is described as an Apex Predator and an example of this is the African Lion.

Zoology, also known as animal biology is the study of the animal kingdom and covers the classification, distribution, interaction with the environment, embryology, evolution, habits and structure of all animals, whether still living or long extinct.

In this excellent online distance learning course in Carnivore Zoology, designed by professional carnivore experts and delivered by experienced and qualified tutors in the subject, you will learn about: Taxonomy and Evolution, Carnivore Biology, Carnivore Behaviour, Canines, Felines, Bears, Aquatic Carnivores, Mustelids and other carnivores.Therefore, it will be ideal for anyone who works in, or wishes to work in any area where in-depth knowledge and skills of carnivore biology is required.

The aim of this course is to enable you to explain differences in the biology of different species of carnivores, by describing the differentiating biological characteristics of the families and genera that fall within the taxonomic order Carnivora.


Learning Goals: Carnivore Zoology BEN219
  1. To discuss the characteristics, classification and significance of carnivorous animals to man, ecosystems and environments
  2. To describe anatomical and physiological features of carnivores, which differentiate carnivores from other types of mammals
  3. To explain carnivore behaviour
  4. To differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Canidae
  5. To differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Felidae
  6. To differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Ursidae
  7. To differentiate different types of canine animals that are aquati
  8. To differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Mustelidae and Mephitidae
  9. To differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic families not yet dealt with in this course


Course Structure: Carnivore Zoology BEN219

1  Scope and Nature of Carnivore Zoology

  • Introduction
  • Distinguishing Characteristics of Carnivores
  • Taxonomy
  • Modern Science Has Changed Taxonomy
  • Classification of Carnivores
  • Evolution of Carnivores

2  Carnivore Biology

  • Introduction
  • Musculo-Skeletal System
  • Types of Joints
  • Types of Muscles
  • Digestive System
  • Excretory System (Skin, Kidneys, Liver)
  • Endocrine System
  • Nervous System
  • Reproductive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Anatomy Adaptations for Function

3  Carnivore Behaviour

  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • Kinds of Behaviour
  • Learned Behaviour
  • Physiology and Behaviour

4  Canines

  • Introduction
  • Genera

5  Felines

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • The Big Cats (Pantherinae)
  • Felines (Felinae)

6  Bears

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy
  • Denition
  • Lifespan
  • Hibernation
  • Mating and Reproduction
  • Living Spaces

7  Aquatic Carnivores

  • Introduction
  • Family Otariidae (Fur Seals and Sea Lions)
  • Family Odobenidae (Walrus)
  • Family Phocidae (True Seals)
  • Conservation Case Studies of Iconic Carnivores - Walrus

8  Mustelids

  • Introduction
  • Family Mustelidae (Weasels, Badgers, Otters)
  • Family Mephitidae (Skunks)

9  Other Carnivores – Procyonidae, Ailuridae, Viverridae, Herpestidae, Hyanidae

  • Introduction
  • Family Procyonidae (Raccoons and Allais)
  • Family Alirudae (Ailurus)
  • Family Viverridae (Civets, Genets, Linsangs)
  • Family Herpestidae (Mongooses)
  • Family Hyaenidae (Hyenas and Aardwolf)

Problem Based Learning (PBL) Project

1  What is Problem Based Learning?

  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional method of active learning which focusses the student on investigation and resolution of real-world problems.

2  Why is Problem Based Learning important?

  • Problem Based Learning is designed to help students identify, analyse, apply (where possible) and summarise content related to a hypothetical situation.  Students are required to demonstrate the ability to work to specification as a learned skill.

3  What is a PBL composed of?

  • Part one: Written or oral presentation of key findings relevant to the area of study (within specific guidelines).
  • Part two: Reflective evaluation of personal learning.

4  Who can help me if I don’t understand aspects of this PBL?

  • Your tutor is the recommended source of guidance and support if you need it. Alternatively, any of the school’s staff may be able to assist with certain concerns.



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Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments, plus final exam (N.B. Some courses have Final Project alternative).
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final exam.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
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