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Animal Behaviour Course Online

8 Ways to Learn about Animal Behaviour!

In this online animal behaviour course you’ll study 8 modules to learn all about animal behaviour!.  Learn to understand why animals behave the way they do. This course was written due to the demand from adult learners who want to understand animal behavior but don’t want to commit to an expensive and long term degree to do so.  Learn to understand difficult behaviour and techniques on how to deal with it. This is a very useful qualification for anyone working with animals or for someone wishing to set up their own business. Learn about the different influences on animal behaviour such as genetics, biology, environmental influences, the part played by instinct and the difference in behaviour in domesticated versus wild populations.

If you’re interested sign up today, payment plans start from only a low $25.00/week!

Study Animal Behaviour Online at Home

This course will introduce to you a range of topics in animal behaviour while learning examining the major influences on animal behaviour and also considers areas such as learning and social behaviours.  The course is offered as online with printed notes sent to you. You will have tutor support as you progress through the course.  The course self-paced flexible delivery.  This means you work at your own pace.  Additionally enrollments run all year round (no set start dates) so you enroll when it best suits you.

Who is this animal behaviour course for?

This course is appropriate for enthusiasts, veterinary nurses, zoo keepers, pet shop workers, snake handlers, wildlife park employees and in fact anyone working or owning their own animals who want to learn more!  This course is great if you need to know about animal behaviour but can’t manage a university degree.  For students wanting to learn specifically about dog, cat or equine behaviour we recommend the following courses: dog behaviour course, cat psychology course, and equine behaviour course.

Students learn about motivation, environmental affects, genetics, social behaviour, learning, behaviour problems and more.

What you will do in this course:

  • Identify factors affecting animal behaviour.
  • Describe the influence of genes on animal behaviour.
  • Explain how animals perceive and how they respond to various stimuli.
  • Explain the influence of environment factors, such as circadian rhythms, on biological clocks, reproductive cycles, orientation and other animal behaviours.
  • Explain the social influences on animal aggression, play, sexual behaviour, communication and other behaviours.
  • Describe different ways that animals learn (such as conditioning and habituation) and some effects of learning on behaviour.
  • Discuss psychological implications of different handling techniques.
  • Identify abnormal animal behaviour (eg. psychotic, neurotic behaviour) and ways to reduce dependence on humans.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction: Influences and Motivation
    • What is behaviour
    • Causes of behaviour (eg. genetics, learning, external and internal influences)
    • Reactive, active and cognitive behaviour
    • Conditioning
  2. Genetics and Behaviour
    • Understanding biology
    • Natural selection
    • Genetic variation
    • Development of behaviour
    • Behavioural genetics
  3. Animal Perception and Behaviour
    • How animals perceive things
    • What stimulates them and how do those stimuli function
    • Instinct
    • Neural control
    • Sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing etc
  4. Behaviour and the Environment
    • Coordination
    • Orientation
    • Homeostasis
    • Acclimatisation
    • Circadian rhythms
    • Biological clocks
    • Reproductive cycles etc
  5. Social Behaviour
    • Animal societies
    • Aggression
    • Social constraints
    • Social order
    • Play
    • Biological clocks
    • Communication
  6. Learning
    • Instinct and learning
    • Conditioning and learning
    • Extinction and habituation
    • Instrumental learning
    • Reinforcement
    • Operant behaviour
    • Biological and cognitive aspects of learning
  7. Handling Animals
    • Psychological affects of different handling techniques
    • Training animals (horses, cats, dogs, etc)
    • The student has a choice of which types of animals to focus on, though a variety will still be covered
  8. Behavioural Problems
    • Abnormal behaviour (e.g. psychotic, neurotic)
    • Domestication of animals
    • Reducing human contact
    • Reducing human dependence

How does the course work?

When you make your first payment for the animal behaviour online course, we process your enrollment and we send you an email with your login details.  We also send one to your tutor who will be in touch with you during your first week so you’ll know who they are and how to get in touch with them.  When you log in you’ll see your course laid out for you.  You simply start at the beginning and work you way through the materials.  You’re tutor is there if you need help.  When its time for assignments, you’ll be able to easily upload them online for submission and you’ll receive email notification when your tutor has reviewed them.  It’s easy studying with CourseStream.

Moral Behaviour in Animals: An awesome TedEx talk

Is it nature or nuture?  10 things to know about Animal Behaviour by Oxford University. 

What is Ethology?

Read this summation by the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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8 Ways to Learn about Animal Behaviour!

In this online animal behaviour course you’ll study 8 modules to learn all about animal behaviour!.  Learn to understand why animals behave the way they do. This course was written due to the demand from adult learners who want to understand animal behavior but don’t want to commit to an expensive and long term degree to do so.  Learn to understand difficult behaviour and techniques on how to deal with it. This is a very useful qualification for anyone working with animals or for someone wishing to set up their own business. Learn about the different influences on animal behaviour such as genetics, biology, environmental influences, the part played by instinct and the difference in behaviour in domesticated versus wild populations.

If you’re interested sign up today, payment plans start from only a low $25.00/week!

Study Animal Behaviour Online at Home

This course will introduce to you a range of topics in animal behaviour while learning examining the major influences on animal behaviour and also considers areas such as learning and social behaviours.  The course is offered as online with printed notes sent to you. You will have tutor support as you progress through the course.  The course self-paced flexible delivery.  This means you work at your own pace.  Additionally enrollments run all year round (no set start dates) so you enroll when it best suits you.

Who is this animal behaviour course for?

This course is appropriate for enthusiasts, veterinary nurses, zoo keepers, pet shop workers, snake handlers, wildlife park employees and in fact anyone working or owning their own animals who want to learn more!  This course is great if you need to know about animal behaviour but can’t manage a university degree.  For students wanting to learn specifically about dog, cat or equine behaviour we recommend the following courses: dog behaviour course, cat psychology course, and equine behaviour course.

Students learn about motivation, environmental affects, genetics, social behaviour, learning, behaviour problems and more.

What you will do in this course:

  • Identify factors affecting animal behaviour.
  • Describe the influence of genes on animal behaviour.
  • Explain how animals perceive and how they respond to various stimuli.
  • Explain the influence of environment factors, such as circadian rhythms, on biological clocks, reproductive cycles, orientation and other animal behaviours.
  • Explain the social influences on animal aggression, play, sexual behaviour, communication and other behaviours.
  • Describe different ways that animals learn (such as conditioning and habituation) and some effects of learning on behaviour.
  • Discuss psychological implications of different handling techniques.
  • Identify abnormal animal behaviour (eg. psychotic, neurotic behaviour) and ways to reduce dependence on humans.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction: Influences and Motivation
    • What is behaviour
    • Causes of behaviour (eg. genetics, learning, external and internal influences)
    • Reactive, active and cognitive behaviour
    • Conditioning
  2. Genetics and Behaviour
    • Understanding biology
    • Natural selection
    • Genetic variation
    • Development of behaviour
    • Behavioural genetics
  3. Animal Perception and Behaviour
    • How animals perceive things
    • What stimulates them and how do those stimuli function
    • Instinct
    • Neural control
    • Sensory processes, sight, sound, hearing etc
  4. Behaviour and the Environment
    • Coordination
    • Orientation
    • Homeostasis
    • Acclimatisation
    • Circadian rhythms
    • Biological clocks
    • Reproductive cycles etc
  5. Social Behaviour
    • Animal societies
    • Aggression
    • Social constraints
    • Social order
    • Play
    • Biological clocks
    • Communication
  6. Learning
    • Instinct and learning
    • Conditioning and learning
    • Extinction and habituation
    • Instrumental learning
    • Reinforcement
    • Operant behaviour
    • Biological and cognitive aspects of learning
  7. Handling Animals
    • Psychological affects of different handling techniques
    • Training animals (horses, cats, dogs, etc)
    • The student has a choice of which types of animals to focus on, though a variety will still be covered
  8. Behavioural Problems
    • Abnormal behaviour (e.g. psychotic, neurotic)
    • Domestication of animals
    • Reducing human contact
    • Reducing human dependence

How does the course work?

When you make your first payment for the animal behaviour online course, we process your enrollment and we send you an email with your login details.  We also send one to your tutor who will be in touch with you during your first week so you’ll know who they are and how to get in touch with them.  When you log in you’ll see your course laid out for you.  You simply start at the beginning and work you way through the materials.  You’re tutor is there if you need help.  When its time for assignments, you’ll be able to easily upload them online for submission and you’ll receive email notification when your tutor has reviewed them.  It’s easy studying with CourseStream.

Moral Behaviour in Animals: An awesome TedEx talk

Is it nature or nuture?  10 things to know about Animal Behaviour by Oxford University. 

What is Ethology?

Read this summation by the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear

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