Carnivore Zoology BEN219 Course Online

Study Carnivore Zoology Online

Actually carnivore zoology course is about a lot more than just big cats, you’ll also learn the zoology of Bears, Canines (Dog family), Marine Carnivores as well as Mustalids (What is a mustalid?).  You will also delve into the psychology of carnivores (remember they are the predators, not the prey so they think very differently), their evolution, taxonomy and biology.

  • 100 hours self paced study
  • full tutor support by experienced and friendly tutors

Course Aims

  • Discuss the characteristics, classification and significance of carnivorous animals to man, ecosystems and environments.
  • describe anatomical and physiological features of carnivores, which differentiate carnivores from other types of mammals.
  • Explain carnivore behaviour.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Canidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Felidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Ursidae.
  • Differentiate different types of canine animals that are aquatic.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Mustelidae and Mephitidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic families not yet dealt with

Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Taxonomy and Evolution:
    • Introduction
    • Distinguishing Characteristics of Carnivores
    • Taxonomy
    • Modern Science Has Changed Taxonomy
    • Classification of Carnivores
    • Evolution of Carnivores
  2. Carnivore Biology:
    • 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:
    • Kinds of Behaviour
    • Learned Behaviour
    • Physiology and Behaviour
  4. Canines:
    • Genera
  5. Felines
    • Anatomy
    • The Big Cats (Pantherinae)
    • Felines (Felinae)
  6. Bears:
    • Anatomy
    • Dentition
    • Lifespan
    • Hibernation
    • Mating and Reproduction
    • Living Spaces
  7. Aquatic Carnivores
    • Family Otariidae (Fur Seals and Sea Lions)
    • Family Odobenidae (Walrus)
    • Family Phocidae (True Seals)
    • Conservation Case Studies of Iconic Carnivores – Walrus
  8. Mustalids
    • Family Mustelidae (Weasels, Badgers, Otters)
    • Family Mephitidae (Skunks)
  9. Other Carnivores
    • 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

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  • 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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Study Carnivore Zoology Online

Actually carnivore zoology course is about a lot more than just big cats, you’ll also learn the zoology of Bears, Canines (Dog family), Marine Carnivores as well as Mustalids (What is a mustalid?).  You will also delve into the psychology of carnivores (remember they are the predators, not the prey so they think very differently), their evolution, taxonomy and biology.

  • 100 hours self paced study
  • full tutor support by experienced and friendly tutors

Course Aims

  • Discuss the characteristics, classification and significance of carnivorous animals to man, ecosystems and environments.
  • describe anatomical and physiological features of carnivores, which differentiate carnivores from other types of mammals.
  • Explain carnivore behaviour.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Canidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Felidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Ursidae.
  • Differentiate different types of canine animals that are aquatic.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic family called Mustelidae and Mephitidae.
  • Differentiate different types of animals belonging to the taxonomic families not yet dealt with

Course Outline

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Taxonomy and Evolution:
    • Introduction
    • Distinguishing Characteristics of Carnivores
    • Taxonomy
    • Modern Science Has Changed Taxonomy
    • Classification of Carnivores
    • Evolution of Carnivores
  2. Carnivore Biology:
    • 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:
    • Kinds of Behaviour
    • Learned Behaviour
    • Physiology and Behaviour
  4. Canines:
    • Genera
  5. Felines
    • Anatomy
    • The Big Cats (Pantherinae)
    • Felines (Felinae)
  6. Bears:
    • Anatomy
    • Dentition
    • Lifespan
    • Hibernation
    • Mating and Reproduction
    • Living Spaces
  7. Aquatic Carnivores
    • Family Otariidae (Fur Seals and Sea Lions)
    • Family Odobenidae (Walrus)
    • Family Phocidae (True Seals)
    • Conservation Case Studies of Iconic Carnivores – Walrus
  8. Mustalids
    • Family Mustelidae (Weasels, Badgers, Otters)
    • Family Mephitidae (Skunks)
  9. Other Carnivores
    • 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

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

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