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Certificate in

Primate Zoology

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Course Overview

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Payment Plan

This course can be paid off through an interest-free payment plan of between $25 – $30 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.

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COURSE DURATION

2 key modules made up of 18 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 hours of study.

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TUTOR SUPPORT

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.

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Accreditation

This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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24/7 ACCESS

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to study, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Have you always been fascinated with monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees? Could you see yourself working with these special animals? Then this is the course for you!

The Learning Online Primate Zoology Certificate will teach you all about the taxonomy, biology and management of primate animals both in captivity and the wild.

Learn all about primates and the exotic environments which they call home, as well as their diets, reproductive systems, common illnesses and much more!

You will also learn about general zoo keeping practices including safety regulations, animal husbandry and many other general responsibilities of working in a zoo or wildlife institute.

Let this beginner course be your step on the road to a fantastic and exciting career working with these amazing creatures.

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Primatology

  • Introduction to primates
  • The Strepsirhines
  • The Haplorhines
  • Diet and nutrition in a nature park environment
  • Health, illness, pests & diseases
  • Primate behaviour in the wild
  • Psychological wellbeing of primates in captivity
  • Breeding programmes and optimum resources needed for this
  • Conservation in the wild
  • Managing primates in captivity

Module 2 – Zookeeping

  • The nature and scope of zoos
  • Occupational health and safety in zoos
  • Captive Husbandry – nutrition and feeding
  • Captive Husbandry – health
  • Captive Husbandry – reproduction
  • Captive Husbandry – behaviour and enrichment
  • Human-animal interactions
  • Enclosure design and maintenance
  • Problem-based learning project – Environmental Enrichment
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