HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation



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Loss of biodiversity is an increasing concern at national, European and global levels To work as a professional with wildlife and in conservation you will need both practical skills and knowledge of theory to meet the challenge of saving our wildlife and wild places This course focuses on conservation both in wildlife centres and in the wild, which is ideal if you want to pursue a career involving wildlife, working in either of those environments We have close links to local wildlife centres to provide you with a wide range of experiences throughout your course

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  • Global
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • IT
  • Animal Biology
  • Biology

Course programme

What will I learn?

The HND Animal Biology & Wildlife Conservation award offers students a mix of animal welfare, psychology and science modules supported by a core of wildlife conservation content
The programme includes the following modules:

  • Ethology
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Anatomy & Histology
  • Introduction to Conservation & Ecology
  • Animal Health & Disease
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Applications of Animal Science
  • The Conservation of Global Biodiversity
  • Animal Nursing
  • Conservation Research Project
  • Applied Animal Psychology
  • Animal Welfare
  • Principles of Microbiology
  • Genetics & Animal Breeding
  • Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation
  • Surveying Wildlife for Conservation

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by coursework projects, essays, presentations and examinations

What may it lead to?

Students who complete the HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation programme may be able to progress to the Canterbury College BSc (Hons) Animal Science programme which is validated and certificated by the University of Kent

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have at least one of the following; 1 A level or a BTEC National Diploma at MMM or equivalent in a related subject Mature students who do not fit this profile but have relevant experience are welcomed on the programme International Applicants are required to have reached an average of 55 in IELTS across all bands or equivalent outcome in other English tests approved by the UK Border Agency

Additional Information & Other Costs

Access to well-equipped laboratories and an animal centre You will have as much practical involvement with animals as possible and a number of trips and activities are organised each year Students on this course will be offered the opportunity to take part in an African safari The cost for this will be in the region of £2,100
Delivery is through lectures, seminars and tutorials normally over three days a week

  • Hours Yr 1: 480
  • Hours Yr 2: 480
  • Self-directed study hours Yr1: 720
  • Self-directed study hours Yr 2: 720

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HND Animal Biology and Wildlife Conservation

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