PRIMATE ANIMALS – Distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  17/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

The Primates course consists of ten lessons: 1. Introduction to Primates –scope, nature, anatomy & physiology, evolution, taxonomy • Order Primates • Discerning Features of Primates • Taxonomy of Primates • Platyrrhines • Catarrhines • Evolution • Anatomical and physiological characteristics 2. The Strepsirhines • Aye-aye • Lorises, Pottos and Angwantibos • Bushbabies and Dwarf Galagos • Lemur • Sportive Lemurs • Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs • Wooly Lemurs • Extinct Families- Sloth Lemurs and Baboon Lemurs • Examples of Living Groups- Lorises, True Lemurs, Bush babies (or Galagos) 3. The Haplorhines • Squirrel Monkeys and Capuchin Monkeys • Pigmy Marmosets, Marmosets and Tamarins • Old World Monkeys • Lesser Apes • Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Orangutan • Humans • Tarsiers • Baboons • Drills • Macaques • Mangabey Monkeys • Vervet Monkeys • Marmosets • Capuchins • True Spider Monkeys • Guenon Monkeys • Patas Monkeys 4. Primate Diet and Nutrition • Nourishment Requirements of Primates • What do primates eat? • Adapting physical characteristics to Different Diets 5. Primate Health and Physical Condition • Exercise • Determining Health or Condition • Common Illnesses • Injuries on Primates • Disease and Primate Conservation • First Aid on Humans Exposed to NHP Injuries or Body Fluids 6. Primate Behaviour in the Wild • Socialisation • Social Groups • Primates living in groups • Environment • Communication • Behaviours 7. Psychological Wellbeing in Primates in Captivity • Recognising Abnormal Behaviour • Primate for Pets • Psychological Health of Primates in Captivity • Social Deprivation and Primates • Abnormal Behaviour in Captivity • Looking For Food • Managing Boredom • Learning and Training Primates • Handling Primates • Sedation 8. Breeding programmes and optimum resources needed for this • Primate Groups • Fertility and Reproduction • Control of Reproduction • Breeding and Conceiving • Pregnancy and Birth 9. Conservation in the wild • Conservation Status of Primates • Primates that are threatened by extinction • Most endangered primates • Rehabilitation Programmes 10. Managing primates in Captivity • Primates in captivity • Designing Enclosures • Managing Enclosures • Safe Transportation of Primates • Ethics of Keeping Primates in Captivity • Risks Working With Primates Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Environmental/PRIMATE-ANIMALS-BEN210-751.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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