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Applied Animal Science Online Course. 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma Course. (Endorsed by TQUK - Training Qualifications UK).
Higher Advanced Diploma in Applied Animal Science course online. Learn through home study/distance learning the basics of animal science. A specially designed certificate for people wishing to work or working in animal care, animal health care or environment wishing to deepen their knowledge in animal care, animal science and zoology. It is also very good foundation for those considering higher qualifications in animal studies, like Zoology, Mammalogy or Biology, as a shorter qualification before committing to longer studies.
The Academy for Distance Learning has a history of supporting wildlife projects. The world renowned Conservationist David Youldon, Chief Operating Officer of AFRICA NEEDS LIONS, completed our Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management and with previous qualifications, went on to study a Masters in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health at Edinburgh University. He was also accepted for a short course in Data Analysis in Ecology at the University of Oxford.
Currently we have the Primate Naturalist: Karin Saks, studying our Primatology course. Karin has been fostering and rehabilitating orphan baboons, caring for injured monkeys returned to the wild, plus promoting a harmonious co-existence between primates and humans since 1997. She also founded The Darwin Primate Group as a non-profit organisation in 2008 and in 2014, moved to Kwazulu Natal to research the endangered samango monkey populations in the Midlands.
As you can see, our courses are highly respected by conservationists actually working in the field to help save the wildlife of our world, so you really can trust ADL to help you develop the knowledge and skills you need, to get involved in the environmental welfare of animals.
- Understand and study Animal Anatomy and Physiology
- Learn about the different types of animals and the science that underpins managing animals as pets, farm animals or wildlife
- Focus and specialize in the application of animal science to areas that most interest you
This Higher Advanced Diploma consists of eight modules and a Research Project or 100 hour Industry meeting, covering Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Taxonomy (Classification), Behaviour etc. It also incorporates optional study in Environmental Assessment, a marketable skill for people who graduate with a good understanding of animals.
Benefits of an ADL Endorsed Course?
Endorsed courses are skills based. They have been evaluated and approved by an independent awarding body such as Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).
What makes ADL’s Endorsed courses different?
- Flexible Self-Paced Learning– adjust your learning around your home and work commitments
- Start and Finish at any time
- Courses globally and industry relevant
- Practical Component at the end of most lessons.
Allocated your own tutor relevant to your subject. You can have as little or as much contact as you like with your tutor. They are there to support you all the way through.
This course is endorsed by TQUK -Training Qualifications UK, an OFQUAL awarding body.
Lesson Structure: Advanced Diploma In Applied Animal Science VSC003
Core Modules: These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Higher Advanced Diploma In Applied Animal Science.
- Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
- Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
- Marine Studies I BEN103
- Ornithology BEN102
- Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
- Animal Behaviour BAG203
- Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
- Animal Husbandry III (Animal Feed & Nutrition) BAG202
Stream Modules: Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
- Research Project I BGN102 – If appropriate Research Project I may be replaced by Industry Meetings (100 hour).
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 4 of the following 7 modules.
- Cell Biology BSC110
- Diagnosing Animal Diseases BAG219
- Wildlife Conservation BEN206
- Wildlife Management BEN205
- Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
- Environmental Assessment BEN301
- Professional Practice For Consultants BBS301
- Pet Care AAG100
- Animal Health Care VAG100
- Aviculture (Bird Keeping) BAG108
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the Academy, marked by the Academy's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Who is this course for?
Veterinary Students, Animal Behaviourists, Zoologists
A pc or laptop with internet connection.
It is an excellent foundation for those considering higher qualifications in animal studies, like Zoology, Mammalogy or Biology, as a shorter qualification before committing to longer studies. Learn at your own pace through distance learning. It is also an excellent vocational pathway towards employment in the Veterinary industry.
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Could I apply to a top up BSC after this course?
Hi Mantoux Many thanks for your question. The word-count on this platform is extremely limited, so is it possible for you to contact ADL's main office to discuss this with one of our administration team and go through your options regarding a Bsc? I cannot place a URL address on REED, or a telephone number, so please kindly google: "ADL, Academy for Distance Learning" and we are the first search result. We look forward to hearing from you. Kindest regards Amanda White General ManagerThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
PETER KOKAS asked:
What are the progression routes to University after getting this diploma? Is it equal to one or two years University studies?
Hi Peter Many thanks for your question. All ADL courses are endorsed by the Ofqual awarding body TQUK and have standing on University applications. A comparison in terms of "years studying at University" is not something I can offer I'm afraid. Our courses are used by Companies (including the NHS) Colleges and Universities all over the world as Professional Development. We have a "limited word count" on this platform, so please call our offices via our main website. Regards Amanda WhiteThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
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