Animal Health
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Animal Health Programme
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1

Feeding

2

Bones

3

Health and Ill-Health

4

Carriers of Disease

5

Ticks and Dipping

6

Disease Control

7

Disease Control (continued)

 

Learning Outcomes

 

Module 1 – Feeding.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce and discuss the various aspects of feeding

LO2   List and explain the three food groups
LO3   Discuss the Importance of water In the feeding process
 

Module 2 - Bones.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Examine the structure and formation of bones

LO2   Identify and describe five types of bones
LO3   Describe a freely moveable joint showing where it can be located
 

Module 3 - Health and Ill-Health.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss the characteristics of a healthy animal and examine indications and causes of ill-health

LO2   Summarise the importance of knowing the causes of ill-health
LO3   Evaluate ways of detecting illness in an animal
 

Module 4 - Carriers of Disease.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss methods of prevention, control and treatment of diseases in animals

 

Module 5 - Ticks and Dipping.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1 Examine the life cycle of a tick giving the methods used in their control
LO2   Identify why ticks are considered a problem to animals
LO3   Explain the meaning of a ‘resistance ladder’ for acaricides
 

Module 6 - Disease Control.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Introduce and explain the different types of immunity showing the role that vaccines play

LO2   Identify four types of immunity showing in what way they are different
 

Module 7 - Disease Control (continued).
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  Learning Outcome
LO1

Discuss in brief notifiable diseases and explain the process of quarantine

LO2   Summarise how you would treat an animal diagnosed with a disease
LO3   Describe at what point quarantine should be used and identify precautions to be taken to stop diseases spreading

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