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Canine Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Study the structure and function of the canine body – anatomy and physiology. Working from the body's basic unit — the cell — through the tissues, organs, and body systems, the Canine Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Course will give you a comprehensive understanding of the canine body, the components of each bodily system and how they function alone and with other systems.

The course begins with an explanation of what anatomy and physiology are and why they are important. You’ll learn the basics of cells, tissues, and organs and how they form the various body systems.

Each system is then covered in detail with each of the following explored in its own, specific module: Circulatory, Respiratory, Nervous, Endocrine, Musculoskeletal, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, Lymphatic and Integumentary systems.

You’ll learn about the organs and tissues within each system, how they work collectively to enable an animal to remain healthy, and how one issue can trigger a consequence elsewhere in the body that could cause ill health. You’ll also come to understand how all the body systems must work together for the dog to survive and thrive. You’ll also discover how a dog develops and changes throughout life – providing insight into aspects of its health and behaviour.

The course concludes with an exploration into the remarkable senses of dogs, covering everything from vision to taste and all that lies in-between.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Gain a good foundational knowledge of canine anatomy and physiology
  • Explore the canine body including cells, tissues, organs, and body systems
  • Learn how organs and tissues within each system function
  • Learn how all the body systems must work together
  • Discover the remarkable senses of dogs
A dog catching a ball in mid-air

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Defining Anatomy and Physiology
  • Part 2: Cells, Tissues and Organs
  • Part 3: Organs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Circulation?
  • Part 2: The Cardiovascular System
  • Part 3: The Vascular System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is Respiration?
  • Part 2: The Structures of the Respiratory System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is the Nervous System?
  • Part 2: The Brain
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Endocrine System
  • Part 2: Endocrine Glands and Tissues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Skeletal System
  • Part 2: The Muscular System
  • Part 3: Other Structures
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is the Digestive System?
  • Part 2: The Abdominal Section of the Digestive System
  • Part 3: The Digestive Process
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Does the Urinary System Do?
  • Part 2: The Urinary System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Male Reproductive System
  • Part 2: The Female Reproductive System
  • Part 3: The Oestrus Cycle
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is the Lymphatic System?
  • Part 2: The Integumentary System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Vision
  • Part 2: Sound and Smell
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Canine Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Course will give you the building blocks to go on and make a difference in animal lives. This may be with your own animals or, maybe, with this foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology, you may enhance your career opportunities within the animal sector or consider pursuing higher education and qualifications.

3D illustration of a dog's musculoskeletal system
Accreditations

The Canine Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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