Animal Behaviour

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Are you keen to study Animal Behaviour by distance learning? Do you wonder why animals behave in the way they do? This course is an intriguing insight into how and why animals act like they do. It covers everything from the animal at play, to the learning process and the development of behaviour; it even explores the link between genetics and behaviour. You will also cover the mating game, social behaviour and territoriality and aggression.

This course is perfect for anyone who has an interest in animals and may want to work with them more closely in the future. On completion of the course students will be able to understand and appreciate a wide variety of the behaviour exhibited by animals …

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Are you keen to study Animal Behaviour by distance learning? Do you wonder why animals behave in the way they do? This course is an intriguing insight into how and why animals act like they do. It covers everything from the animal at play, to the learning process and the development of behaviour; it even explores the link between genetics and behaviour. You will also cover the mating game, social behaviour and territoriality and aggression.

This course is perfect for anyone who has an interest in animals and may want to work with them more closely in the future. On completion of the course students will be able to understand and appreciate a wide variety of the behaviour exhibited by animals in the wild and to a certain extent in the domestic environment. Students will develop an enlightened respect for animals through their diversity and behaviour.

At UK Open Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

There are no entry requirements for this course just a willingness to follow the course guidelines.

We recommend you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the IACE Award in Animal Behaviour. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Unit 1 - The animal at play. Unit 2 - The Learning Process. Unit 3 - The Development of Behaviour. Unit 4 - Genetics and Behaviour. Unit 5 - Seasonal Breeding. Unit 6 - Migratory Behaviour (1). Unit 7 - Migratory Behaviour (2). Unit 8 - The Mating Game. Unit 9 - Territoriality and Aggression. Unit 10 - Communication and Social Behaviour (1). Unit 11 - Communication and Social Behaviour (2). Unit 12 - Our Companions.

This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.

Students are assessed through a series of tutor marked assignments based on their application of the course content there is no final exam.  The assignments take the form of a series of structured questions. There is no word count for these assignments, however you have to prove to your tutor that you have fully understood the questions asked.

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