Exotic Animal Care Course Level 2

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Exotic Animal Care course: This home learning collegecourse in Exotic AnimalCare is a must for any student looking to move into caring or working with Exotic Animals. This very rewarding but demandingdistance learning course will offeryou everything required to enhance your career or help you make massive strides if considering entering this line of work. One of the most popular courses on offer from the UK Open College continues to create massive interest year after year.Enjoy the benefits and flexibilityOpen Learning brings. See details below for our Certificate in Exotic Animal Care course..

This course provides students with a thorough and comprehensive learning experience. This course f…

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Exotic Animal Care course: This home learning collegecourse in Exotic AnimalCare is a must for any student looking to move into caring or working with Exotic Animals. This very rewarding but demandingdistance learning course will offeryou everything required to enhance your career or help you make massive strides if considering entering this line of work. One of the most popular courses on offer from the UK Open College continues to create massive interest year after year.Enjoy the benefits and flexibilityOpen Learning brings. See details below for our Certificate in Exotic Animal Care course..

This course provides students with a thorough and comprehensive learning experience. This course focuses completely on Exotic Animal Care and Husbandry. This course covers behaviour, habitat, husbandry and diet for each species, recognising that the majority of medical problems in keeping exotics are due to a lack of species-specific information. Common diseases for each species are discussed at length, from the perspective of providing nursing care, and recognising signs of health problems. This course also covers essential information for anyone working with exotics in a clinical setting including: injection sites, administration of medication, anaesthesia, restraint and handling.

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Course fees:£229.00 if paid in full

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Features:

Full-colour photographs enhance text and help readers identify species by colour
Complex scientific material is presented in an organised, easy-to-understand format
Units can be reviewed out of sequence, allowing students to customise course to meet their needs

Entry requirements:
Good news! There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course. This course presumes no prior knowledge.

Duration:This course will take approximately 120 hours to complete. All students have one year from the date of enrolment. Students can complete quicker than a year if required.

Assessment method:
This course is completed using continual assessment. Assignments are completed and assessed continually as you progress. This will allow student support to monitor your progress every step of the way. All assignments are required to be submitted via email or postthroughout your course.

Examination:
No examination is necessary

Support:
All students on this course can email student support with any questions they may have. Monday-Friday

Provided materials
Course manual
A4 Folder
Pen
Document holder
Plain paper
Unlimited support Monday- Friday during office hours

This course comes complete in a college study bag allowing you to transport it and study anywhere. Real flexibility!

Course syllabus:

The course consists of the following eight Units: There is a tutor marked assignment at the end of each unit.

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Unit one:
Introduction to Exotic Animals as Pets / Companions

After completing this module you should be familiar with CITES, know what species are covered under CITES and be familiar with the laws that protect exotic pets.

Zoonotic Diseases

After completing this module you should be able to define zoonosis, be familiar with how zoonotic diseases are contracted and spread. Students will also learn how to incorporate safety procedures in handling and housing exotics and become familiar with exotic pets that have a higher risk of transmitting diseases.
Unit two:
Introduction to small mammals

After completing this module the student should be able to explain what a eutherian is, explain what a metatherian is and explain what a monotrome is. Student should also be able to descrine what herbivores, carnivores and omnivores eat.

Ferrets

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a ferret, Provide appropriate client education to new owners, know what vaccines to give and the vaccine schedule. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in theanaesthesiaof a ferret and demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques

Rabbits

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a rabbit, Provide appropriate client education to new owners, know what vaccines to give and the vaccine schedule. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in theanaesthesiaof a rabbit, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and identify the sex of a rabbit.

Guinea Pigs

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a Guinea Pig, Provide appropriate client education to new owners, know what vaccines to give and the vaccine schedule. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anaesthesia of a guinea pig, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Chinchillas

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a chinchilla and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anaesthesia of a chinchilla, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Hedgehogs

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a hedgehog and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anaesthesia of a hedgehog, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Degus

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a Degu and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anaesthesia of a Degu, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Hamsters and Gerbils

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a hamster or gerbil and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in theanaesthesiaof a hamsters and gerbils, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Rats and Mice

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a rat or mouse and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anesthasia of rats and mice, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Short Tailed Opossums

After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house a short tailed opposum and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anaesthesia of a short tailed oppopsum, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Sugar Gliders
After completing this unit the student student should be able to properly house sugar gliders and provide appropriate client education to new owners. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing care, assist in the anesthasia of a sugar glider, demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques and provide a correctdiet.

Unit 3
Avian

Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house a companion bird with the appropriate cage size, perches and toys, provide appropriate client education to new bird owners, provide a proper diet for different species of companion birds. Students should also be able to provide basic nursing and emergency care, provide nutritional support to an ill bird through tube feeding, assist in the anaesthesia of a bird and demonstrate appropriate restraint techniques.
Unit 4
Reptiles


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house common reptile species, provide appropriate client education to new reptile owners, provide a proper diet for different species kept as pets. Students should also be able to provide a proper diet for different species, provide basic nursing care, provide appropriate temperature and humidity and identify potential problems with inappropriate housing, restraint and diet.

Unit 5
Amphibians
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house common amphibian species, provide appropriate client education to new reptile owners, provide a proper diet for different species kept as pets. Students should also be able to provide a proper diet for different species, provide basic nursing care, provide appropriate temperature and humidity and identify potential problems with inappropriate housing, restraint and diet.
Unit 6 Scorpions
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house a scorpion, provide appropriate client education to new reptile owners and provide a proper diet for a scorpion. Students should also be able to identify anatomical organs and demonstrate appropriate safe handling techniques when working with scorpions.

Tarantulas


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house a tarantula, provide appropriate client education to new reptile owners and provide a proper diet for a scorpion. Students should also be able to identify anatomical organs and demonstrate appropriate safe handling techniques when working with tarantulas

Hermit Crabs


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house a hermit crab, provide appropriate client education to new reptile owners and provide a proper diet for a scorpion. Students should also be able to identify anatomical organs and demonstrate appropriate safe handling techniques when working with hermit crabs

Unit Seven
Alpacas and Llamas


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house alpacas/llama, provide appropriate client education to new owners and interpret the body language of an alpaca. Students will also be familiar with the common vaccines available and when to administer them, provide basic nursing care to alpacas and provide appropriate restraint techniques for common procedures

Unit Eight Miniature Pigs
Upon completion of this unit students should be able to properly house miniature pigs, provide appropriate client education to new owners, be familiar with the common vaccines available and when to administer them, provide basic nursing care to miniature pigs and provide appropriate restraint techniques for common procedures without causing too much stress and anxiety.


Exotic Animal Care AwardAll successful students will be awarded the UK Open College Certificate in Exotic Animal Care. This award is an independent college award from the UK open college for successful completion. Once completed successfully each student will receivetheir certificate from the collegeproving their skills and knowledge in this rewarding field. Add this to your completed folder of courswork and impress anypotential employer. Your certificate will give you theself belief and confidence to progress further with your studies orhelp make inroads to getting that job you have always wanted

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