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Complete Animal Care

Open Study College
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849 GBP
English
Distance
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

 Animal Care

 Level 2:

 

Module 1: Animal Feeding

  • Types of feeder
  • Nutritional requirements
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Choosing and preparing food
  • Quantity and timing of feeding

Module 2: Animal Accommodation

  • Housing requirements
  • Bedding materials
  • Fixtures and fittings
  • Cleaning and maintaining
  • Waste disposal

Module 3: Animal Health

  • Disease prevention
  • Common diseases of dogs, cats and rabbits
  • Endoparasites and ectoparasites
  • Signs of ill health
  • First aid procedures and remedies

Module 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals

  • Why do we need to handle, restrain and move animals?
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Handling and restraint equipment
  • Reducing stress

Module 5: Animal Behaviour

  • Normal behaviour
  • Emotions
  • Specific species
  • Abnormal behaviour
  • Stereotypic behaviour
  • Observing behaviour
  • Methods and recording
  • Avoiding/reducing abnormal behaviour
  • Environmental enrichment

Module 6: Animals in Society

  • Welfare needs
  • How can we meet these needs?
  • The Animal Welfare Act 2006
  • Current legislation
  • Animals in production
  • Intensive farming
  • Free-range farming
  • Organic farming
  • Animals in sport
  • Animals as assistance

 

Veterinary Support

 Assistant Level 3:

 

Module 1: The Roles of Members of the Veterinary Team

  • Roles and responsibilities of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Roles of the Veterinary Nurse
  • Roles of the Student Veterinary Nurse
  • Essentials of the legal system
  • Individual character and conscience

Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology of Dogs and Cats

  • Animal cell structure and cell function
  • Basic structure and function of the nervous system
  • The endocrine system
  • The digestive system
  • The urinary system
  • The respiratory system
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The circulatory system

Module 3: Health and Safety Within The Veterinary Practice

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 2013
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
  • Hazardous Waste Regulations, 2005
  • Manual Handling Regulations, 1992

Module 4: Infection Control in the Veterinary Practice

  • The role of infection in animal and human health
  • Principles of disease transmission in veterinary practice
  • How to maintain a clean clinical environment
  • Main groups of disinfectants

Module 5: Veterinary Nursing Support of Diagnostic Techniques

  • Running a laboratory in a veterinary practice
  • Emergency procedures
  • General safety measures
  • How to collect and prepare urine, faecal and blood samples
  • How to carry out common laboratory tests
  • Test results

Module 6: Understanding Veterinary Pharmacy

  • Principles of pharmacy stock management
  • The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
  • Principles of safe dispensing
  • Medication terms used in Pharmacology
  • Absorption rate
  • Drug formulations

 

 Animal Welfare

 Level 4:

 

Unit 1: Animal Welfare Legislation

  • Legislation
  • Ethics: thinkers and theories
  • Legislative Acts
  • Codes of Practice
  • The role of welfare organisations
  • The Five Freedoms
  • Animal Welfare vs. Animal Rights

Unit 2: Animal Welfare in Related Commercial Businesses

  • Animal welfare in veterinary practice
  • Animal boarding establishments licence
  • Animal breeding
  • Pet shops

Unit 3: Animal Welfare for Farm Animals

  • Welfare legislation for farmed animals
  • Welfare of pigs in the European Union
  • Dairy farming
  • Animal transportation

Unit 4: Welfare in Animal Collections

  • Legislation for animal collections
  • Rare and endangered species
  • Laws on transportation of animals
  • Assessing wild animal welfare
  • Welfare of bears
  • Welfare of elephants
  • Welfare of wolves

Unit 5: Animal Welfare and UK Wildlife

  • Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
  • The UKs protect mammals
  • Badger culling
  • Dormouse decline
  • Endangered birds
  • Bat conservation

Unit 6: Marine Welfare and Conservation

  • Protecting the marine environment
  • Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009
  • Shark welfare
  • Whale welfare
  • Coral reef endangerment

Expenses



Pay Now: GBP 849.00
OR 6 Monthly Instalments of GBP 142.35 with a deposit of GBP
94.90 totalling 949

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