UK Open College

Zoology Course Level 3

UK Open College

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Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 80h
Duration Flexible
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This distance learning Zoology course will provide those interested, with an insight into the animal kingdom and what it takes to become a zoologist.

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· What are the objectives of this course?

Delivered in partnership with Open Study College this course will provide students with the basics of anatomy & physiology, explore the taxonomic classification, osmo and thermo-regulation and much, much more.

· Who is it intended for?

This online course in Zoology is primarily aimed at those students with a keen interest in working with animals.

· Requirements

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria: Be aged 16 Years or above Possess a solid knowledge of the english language Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc Have a genuine desire to succeed

· What happens after requesting information?

Once your information is received one of our course advisers will provide you with further information via email or telephone.


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What you'll learn on the course

Animal Nutrition
Animal Behaviour
Animal Care
Biology Science
Animal Welfare
Animal grooming

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Course programme


Unit 1 - Organisms-Intro to the Living World
Life’s origins both chemically and biologically
Historical development of cellular understanding
Function of cells
Metabolic process of the cell

Unit 2 - Evolution , Reproduction & Maintenance of Species
Inheritance diagrams
Genetic Inheritance
Mendel's theories of inheritance
Historical evolutionary theories
Darwinian evolutionary theory
Reproductive Strategies

Unit 3 - Taxonomy & Simple Organisms
Hierarchy of animal complexity & body shape
Classifying organisms
Simple unicellar organisms
Advantages & disadvantages of unicellar & simple multicellar organisms

Unit 4 - Complex Invertebrates

Mollusca group
Members of the annelid
Hexapod groups
Species of crustacea
Echinoderm group

Unit 5 - Complex Vertebrates
Biology of fishes
Reptiles & amphibians
Requirements for a species to be classified as a bird
Mammal group

Unit 6 - Maintaining Life in the animal Kingdom
Skeletal systems in the nnatural world
Animals internal environment
Methods of digestion & nutrition in organisms
Nervous system and its role

Additional information

Students have a maximum of one year to complete. Course duration approx. 80 hours.

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