Animal Husbandry A (Anatomy & Physiology) Online Course

From: $50.00 Inc GST / week for 16 weeks

Duration

100 hrs (12 months)

Exam

Optional

Tutor Support

Yes unlimited by email

Qualification

Certificate

Clear

About this Course

Get a sound foundation in animal husbandry over a variety of domestic agricultural species.  This course will help you understand how to diagnose disease or determine if an animal has sustained an injury; to help understand the physical capabilities or limitations of particular species;  to understand what happens in the nutrition and growth processes; and to assist you to get better performance for your animals.This knowledge is essential if you are going to work with animals in any capacity.

Benefits:

  • 100 hours / 12 months to complete
  • Self-paced
  • Expert tutor support by practicing Australian Vets
  • Printed Notes Available
  • Online – Study Anywhere, anytime

Course Aims:

  • Discuss the physical components of mammals and other animals, including cells and tissues.
  • Explain the digestive system of more than one type of animal, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Describe the circulatory system of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Explain the urinary system of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Explain the nervous system of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Explain the respiratory system of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Explain the reproductive system of animals, including structure and function.
  • Explain the muscular system in animals, including the structure and function of muscles, and meat quality.
  • Explain the skeletal system of a typical mammal, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Describe the biological mechanisms underlying the growth and development of animals and explain the endocrine system of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
  • Describe differences between different types of animals, in terms of both structure and function.
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Your Tutor

Dr. Karin Dreyer-Haasbroek B.V.S. M.Sc. (Parasitology)
Karin Haasbroek

Karin’s love and passion for animals stem from growing up on a farm in South Africa. After gaining her Veterinary Science degree she worked in mixed general practice while completing a master’s degree in Veterinary Parasitology. Living and working in South Africa exposed Karin to a vast range of experiences in the clinical veterinary field: treating patients ranging from marmoset monkeys to lions to the everyday cat, dog or horse. Two years as a Laboratory Vet resulted in helping farmers tackling livestock health problems in a variety of farm production systems. Since her move to Western Australia with her family, Karin has been working in a small animal practice.

During her 20 years as a vet, she has been involved in several research projects and the tutoring of students in various fields of animal science. She enjoys mentoring students and sharing her knowledge and she loves helping students flourish and realise their full potential.