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Primatology

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Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BEN210

Primatology Outline

Primatology is the study of primates, specifically referring to analysing their behavioural, historical and medical attempt, whether it is in their natural habitats, in zoos, laboratories, sanctuaries or national parks.

In this course you will learn about Primates to understand the taxonomy, biology and management of primate animals both in captivity and the wild.


Lesson Structure

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Primates –scope, nature, anatomy & physiology, evolution and taxonomy
  2. The Strepsirhines
  3. The Haplorhines
  4. Diet and Nutrition re environment feed and supplements in a nature park environment
  5. Health - Illness Pests and diseases specific to above
  6. Primate Behaviour in the Wild
  7. Breeding programmes and optimum resources needed for this
  8. Conservation in the wild -of individual breeds?
  9. Managing primates in Captivity

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • To understand the taxonomy, biology and management of primate animals both in captivity and the wild.
  • Discuss the nature and scope of our knowledge of primate animals.
  • Describe a variety of different species from the suborder Strepsirhini.
  • Describe a variety of different species from the suborder Haplorhini.
  • Explain the dietary requirements for different primates.
  • Explain the management of the physical wellbeing of primates.
  • Explain the psychology of primates and their natural behaviour.
  • Explain the management of the psychological wellbeing of primates in captivity.
  • Explain breeding programmes for managing the conservation of primates.
  • Explain the conservation of a range of primates.
  • Explain the management of primates in captivity.

Primatology

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BEN210