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62%

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Approx. 15 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Appliance of Science

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 32 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Introduction to week 12m
Cats in the World4m
Dogs in the World3m
Dogs, cats and humans5m
Voxpops - what our cats & dogs mean to us3m
Unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 11m
Responsibilities of pet owners2m
Responsibilities of the Veterinary Profession2m
Voxpops - what's important to our cats and dogs2m
5 readings
How To Use This Course10m
Statement of Ethics10m
Overview: week 110m
Ask the experts - audio response10m
Additional Resources10m
2 practice exercises
Sentient beings30m
Week 1 assessment30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Ethology

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 77 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Dog domestication13m
Dog Ethology5m
Breeds and their uses6m
Alpha Dog5m
Ethology and Domestication6m
Genetics of a Cat9m
Ask the experts - video response27m
2 readings
Overview: week 210m
Additional Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Test your knowledge: dogs30m
Test your knowledge: cats30m
Praising dogs30m
Cats and their environment30m
Week 2 assessment30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Sense and Sensibility

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Feline body language5m
Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10m
Dog senses4m
Canine Communication7m
Dog Intelligence3m
Ask the experts - video response8m
3 readings
Overview: week 310m
Video references: Cat intelligence: hunting, problem solving, play and human Intelligence10m
Additional Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Happy/content cats30m
Happy/content dogs30m
Week 3 assessment30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Living with humans

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 57 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Is love enough?2m
unrealistic expectations for animals to cope with unnatural situations - part 24m
Problems for our pets – what is the their experience?6m
Cat myths13m
Modern challenges for modern dogs5m
Dog Aggression7m
Street Dog5m
Ask the experts - video response8m
2 readings
Overview: week 410m
Additional Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Anxious/scared cats30m
Anxious/scared dogs30m
Week 4 assessment30m

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