Black Foxes UK

Animal Behaviour & Welfare 

Animal Behaviour: An Introduction (Online)

Course content:

  • Introduction to the study and definition of animal behaviour
  • Evolution, genes and natural selection
  • Foraging behaviour
  • Measuring and analysing animal behaviour
  • Signals, communication and sexual selection
  • Kin selection, inclusive fitness and social behaviour
  • Decision-making and evolutionary stable strategies
  • Artificial selection, domestic animals and animal welfare
  • Learning and memory
  • Animal cognition and tool use

Animal Behaviour (Coursera Online)

Course content:

  • Behaviour, Ecology and Natural Selection
  • Genes, Environment and Learning
  • Finding food and avoiding predators
  • Communication
  • Sexual selection and sperm competition
  • Mating systems and sex allocation
  • Parental care and conflict
  • Social behaviour

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Coursera Online)

Course content:

  • Week 1: Introduction to the Course
  • Week 2: What is Animal Welfare and Why Does it Matter?
  • Week 3: What We Can Measure We Can Manage
  • Week 4: The Truth About Dogs and Cats
  • Week 5: Down on the Farm
  • Week 6: Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
  • Week 7: Optional Module: Welfare Conundrums

Animal Welfare (Online)

Course content:

  • Unit 1: Animal Welfare Legislation
  • Unit 2: Animal Welfare in Related Commercial Businesses
  • Unit 3: Animal Welfare for Farm Animals
  • Unit 4: Welfare in Animal Collections
  • Unit 5: Animal Welfare and UK Wildlife
  • Unit 6: Marine Welfare and Conservation

Animal Care

Animal Care & Behaviour (Online)

Animal Care - Course content:

  • Module 1: Animal Feeding
  • Module 2: Animal Accommodation
  • Module 3: Animal Health
  • Module 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals
  • Module 5: Animal Behaviour
  • Module 6: Animals in Society

Animal Behaviour - Course content:

  • Module 1: Studying and Recording Animal Behaviour
  • Module 2: Prey vs. Predator
  • Module 3: Solitary and Group Living Animals
  • Module 4: Mating and Parental Strategies
  • Module 5: Changes in Behaviour through Domestication
  • Module 6: Animal Learning

Animal Care Courses (Online)

  • Unit 1: Animal Feeding
  • Unit 2: Animal Accommodation
  • Unit 3: Animal Health
  • Unit 4: Handling, Restraining and Moving Animals
  • Unit 5: Animal Behaviour
  • Unit 6: Animals in Society

Exotic Animal Care (Online)

Course content:

  • Unit 1: History and Background
  • Unit 2: Safety. Welfare, Health & Hygiene
  • Unit 3: Anatomy and Physiology
  • Unit 4: Animal First Aid
  • Unit 5: Dogs
  • Unit 6: Cats
  • Unit 7- Horses and Ponies
  • Unit 8: Birds
  • Unit 9: Fish
  • Unit 10: Snakes and Lizards
  • Unit 11: Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins
  • Unit 12: Insects
  • Unit 13: Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats and Mice
  • Unit 14: Ferrets, Pole Cats
  • Unit 15: Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
  • Unit 16: Wildlife Safety
  • Unit 17: Animal Welfare

Animal Health & Nutrition

Canine Health & Nutrition (Online)

Course content:

  • Unit 1: The canine digestive System
  • Unit 2: Basic Nutrition
  • Unit 3: Types of feeds
  • Unit 4: How to select the correct diet for age and lifestyle
  • Unit 5: Feeding for health and behaviour
  • Unit 6: Diet and its effect on health

Zoopharmacognosey (Short Courses)

About this course:

The Ingraham Academy offers the most advanced, professional education available in its field. As well as Caroline, the Academy also has specialist guest lecturers, who are leaders in their subjects and at the forefront of education and research.

Training in applied zoopharmacognosy involves reading an animal's response to plant secondary metabolites and minerals. There is emphasis on both the practical and scientific elements of the subject.  

Animal Training & Enrichment

Animal Training & Enrichment (Online)

Course content:

  • ABI 126:  Animal Minds & Emotions
  • ABI 222:  Animal Enrichment
  • ABI 233:  Animal Training 
  • ABI 331:  Animal Behavior

You will also select one elective from the following:

  • ABI 232:  Thee Human Animal Bond
  • ABI 238:  Training Your Therapy Dog
  • ABI 251:  Behavior & Training of Marine Mammals
  • ABI 271:  Canine Behavior & Enrichment
  • ABI 272:  Feline Behavior & Enrichment

Clicker Training (Free Online Course)

About this course:

  • Lesson 1: The Secret about Feng Shui and Animal Training
  • Lesson 2: Creativity works for me! It can work for you, too! 
  • Lesson 3: How to Measure Animal Behaviour
  • Lesson 4: How to get into Animal Training 
  • Lesson 5: Four Simple Steps to Writing Good Training Plans
  • Lesson 6: Clicker Training – How to know when to use a clicker
  • Lesson 7: See how easily you can use Positive Reinforcement
  • Lesson 8: How to quickly improve your skills - Animal training basics
  • Lesson 9: Animal training relationships
  • Lesson 10: Competing Reinforcers – Does your dog come when called? 

Domestication & Genetics

Dog Emotion and Cognition (Cousera Online)

Course content:

  • Week 1: Course Information
  • Week 2: The Paradox of a Best Friend That Evolved From Our Worst Enemy
  • Week 3: How Biology Studies Cognitive Evolution
  • Week 4: Dogs Are Cognitively Remarkable
  • Week 5: Evolutionary Accidents and Survival of the Friendliest
  • Week 6: Problems That Dogs Can and Cannot Solve
  • Week 7: Finding Your Dog's Genius
  • Week 8: Final Exam

Veterinary Care

Veterinary Nursing (Online)

Course content:

  • Unit 201: Principles and Practices of Animal Handling and Care in the Veterinary Environment 
  • Unit 202: Principles and Practices of Assisting with Veterinary Care in the Veterinary Environment
  • Unit 203: Principles and Practices of Administrative Duties in the Veterinary Care Environment

Wildlife First Aid (Short Course)

Course content:

  • Module 1: First Aid Principles
  • Module 2: Vital Signs and How to Assist and Injured Animal
  • Module 3: Treating an Injury
  • Module 4: Hygiene and Health
  • Module 5: First Aid Kit Essentials
  • Module 6: Wildlife Care and Rescue Centres

Zoo Animal Management

Zookeeping (Online)

Course content:

  • The Nature and Scope of Zoos
  • Occupational Health and Safety in Zoos
  • Nutrition and Feeding
  • Health Monitoring 
  • Reproduction 
  • Behaviour and Enrichment    
  • Human-Animal Interactions
  • Enclosure Design and Maintenance
  • Problem-based Learning Project 

Environmental Management

Environmental Management (Online )

Course content:

  • Unit 1 - What is Environment?
  • Unit 2 - Global Environmental Issues
  • Unit 3 - Environmental  Planning
  • Unit 4 - Environmental Management Systems
  • Unit 5 - Environmental Law
  • Unit 6 - Environmental Policy
  • Unit 7 - Planning for Environmental Improvement
  • Unit 8 - Implementation-Improving Environmental Performance
  • Unit 9 - Checking Environmental Performance
  • Unit 10 - Reviewing and Reporting Environmental Performance

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