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Animal Psychology Advanced Diploma

CPD
£199.99
  • About This Course

    From the showing of a peacock’s tail feathers to the waggle dance of a honey bee, and from the scruff reflex in dogs to the migration of sparrows, this course examines, in depth, the development of animal behaviour.

    Just as with bodily characteristics, so with behavioural ones we can get an idea of evolutionary history by comparing traits among groups of related species. An animal’s genetic makeup and the environment in which it grows up both contribute to the final behaviour it exhibits, and it is the way in which these interact that contributes to the fascinating diversity of life we see in the world around us.

    Advanced animal psychology presents us with a great variety of subject matter – at one end there is the study on a cellular level, and at the other end the study of animal groups. Why does an animal have a nervous system with its own particular sensory attributes, and why would an animal have two sets of DNA?

    This course examines the events, genetic or environmental, which shape the development of a wide range of animals, birds and insects, making them the unique and fascinating species we see around us. For some of us it is enough to watch in wonderment, but others of us want to be able to understand the remarkable things we see unfolding.

  • Course lessons

    This course covers such topics as:

    Module 1:

    • Ethology
    • The Nervous System
    • Reflexes
    • Feedback Control
    • The Study of Behaviour
    • The Scruff Reflex

    Module 2:

    • Instinct
    • Genetics
    • Early Experiences
    • Why Do Animals Play?
    • Canine Play Bows

    Module 3:

    • Imprinting
    • Learning

    Module 4:

    • Communication
    • Visual Communication
    • Facial Expression
    • Auditory Communication (Vocal and Non-Vocal)
    • Touch Communication
    • Olfactory Communication
    • The Purpose of Animal Communication

    Module 5:

    • Human to Animal Communication
    • Animal Linguistics
    • The Similarities and Differences Between Animal and Human Communication

    Module 6:

    • Consensus Decision Making
    • Consensus in Practice
    • Consensus Versus Combined Decisions
    • Who Makes the Decision?
    • What are the Mechanisms?
    • What are the Functions of the Decision Making Process?
    • Ignorance and Democracy

    Module 7:

    • Predators and Prey
    • Defense Mechanisms
    • Selective Predation
    • Predator-Prey Evolution
    • Predation and Horse Psychology
    • The Mathematics of Predation

    Module 8:

    • Charles Darwin
    • Spindle Neurons
    • Mirror Neurons
    • Emotions
  • Accreditation

    This course has been accredited by Online Academies. On successful completion of this course you will be able to download or print off a PDF of your Online Academies Certificate (please note: you will also be given the opportunity to have a hard copy of the certificate printed off and posted out to you for a small additional charge). If you would like to view a sample of the certificate, please click here.

    On completion of your course you will also be able to have your certificate endorsed and accredited by the CPD Certification Service for recognised CPD Hours.

    The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the Continuing Professional Development policies of professional institutes and academic bodies. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation of our courses.

     

    Assessment

    At the conclusion of each module there is a multiple choice question assessment. This will help you remember the main points of the lesson and act as a check that you have retained the essential knowledge and understanding of that particular section. The results can be seen instantaneously and you can correct wrong answers. When the result is satisfactory you can progress to the next module.

    Course Outcomes

    Once you have successfully completed all the modules for your course you will be awarded:

    A Diploma issued by Online Academies

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY
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I have just completed a Reflexology Diploma Course and also took the exam on completion. The course itself was excellent and in particular I liked the test at the end of each lesson. It refreshes your memory of what you have been studying. The Anatomy and Physiology was the hardest part of the course but with plenty of studying it is achievable. The final exam which you pay for if you want to t...

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Great that it can be completed in your own time

My Animal Psychology Diploma was a well written and informative course. Easy to follow and complete. Great that it can be completed in your own time, allows for day to day activities to be undertaken and study to fit in when it can.

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The best boost for anyone

thoroughly enjoyed this course. There was no rush and I could take it at my own time. I am visually impaired and this has boosted my confidence immensely. I had no trouble with any of the modules. Mostly it was my not reading the question properly, so that is why I made the mistake I did. Thank you for the chance to prove myself as a person in my own right. When people know you have a disabilit...

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Great informative course

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