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Canine Anatomy & Physiology – Accredited Certificate Course

£159 £79

UK Rural Skills AccreditedNUS Extra

The Canine Principles Anatomy and Physiology Certificate course is invaluable education, information and reference, for dog owners and canine professionals.

Canine anatomy and physiology studies the physical structure of the canine body and how it works. The course contains detailed explanations of the cellular activity, organs, systems and processes that keep the dog’s body fit, active and healthy. In addition, with this knowledge you can see what happens inside the dog’s body when there are problems, injury or disease.

The course is written by a qualified veterinary surgeon and carefully presented for understanding, with over 30 helpful diagrams and labelled illustrations.

Study time: Approximately 100 hours.

Course Syllabus

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Module One

The first module of the Canine Anatomy and Physiology course covers the Integument System, Muscular System, Skeletal System and the Sense Organs.
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1.1 Integument System

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  • Skin
  • Epidermis
  • Dermis
  • Subcutis
  • Hair Follicles
  • Glands
  • Endocrine Glands
  • Exocrine Glands
  • Temperature Regulation
  • The Foot Pads
  • The Claws

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1.2 Muscular System

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  • Muscles
  • Skeletal Muscle
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Antagonistic Muscles
  • Important Skeletal Muscles of the Dog
  • Cardiac Muscle
  • Smooth Muscle

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1.3 Skeletal System

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  • Types of Bones
  • What is Bone Made From?
  • Anatomy of the Long Bones
  • The Role of Joints in the Skeleton
  • Cartilage
  • The Skull
  • Vertebral Column
  • The Ribs
  • The Forelimb
  • The Hind Limb

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1.4 Sense Organs

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  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Sight
  • Structure of the Eye
  • Vision
  • Hearing
  • What Can a Dog Hear?

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Module Two

The second module of the Canine Anatomy and Physiology course covers the Cardiovascular System, Lymphatic System, Nervous System and Endocrine System.
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2.1 Cardiovascular System

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  • Anatomy of the Heart
  • Valves
  • Electrical Nodes
  • Blood Vessels
  • Blood
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells
  • Platelets
  • Plasma
  • Blood Clotting
  • Blood Types in Dogs
  • Packed Cell Volume
  • Blood Pressure

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2.2 Lymphatic System

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  • Lymph Nodes
  • Problems with Lymph Nodes and the Lymphatic System
  • The Spleen and Thymus

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2.3 Nervous System

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  • Functions of The Nervous System
  • Sensory Function
  • Integrative Function
  • Motor Function
  • The Neuron
  • Reflexes
  • The Central Nervous System
  • The Brain
  • The Forebrain
  • The Hindbrain
  • The Cerebellum
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • Cranial Nerves
  • Spinal Nerves
  • The Autonomic Nervous System

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2.4 Endocrine System

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  • Endocrine Glands and Hormones
  • The Pituitary and Hypothalamus
  • Pineal Gland
  • Thyroid Gland
  • Parathyroid Glands
  • Adrenal Glands
  • The Pancreas
  • The Ovaries
  • The Testes

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Module Three

The third module of the Canine Anatomy and Physiology course covers the Respiratory System, Digestive System, Urinary System and Reproductive System.
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3.1 Respiratory System

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  • Cellular Respiration
  • Respiration: Gas Exchange
  • Passage of Air
  • Breathing
  • Diffusion and Transport of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide
  • Composition of Air

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3.2 Digestive System

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  • Passage of Food
  • Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Different Types of Teeth
  • Dental Formula
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Small Intestine
  • Large Intestine
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Glands and Secretions
  • Pancreatic Juice
  • Intestinal Juice
  • The Liver

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3.3 Urinary System

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  • Water Balance
  • Parts of the Urinary System
  • Excretion
  • The Kidneys
  • The Nephrons
  • Urine
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Abnormal Substances in the Urine

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3.4 Reproductive System

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  • The Male Reproductive System
  • Testes
  • Epididymis
  • Sperm Duct
  • The Prostate Gland
  • The Penis
  • Ejaculation
  • The Female Reproductive System
  • The Ovaries
  • The Oestrus Cycle
  • Proestrus
  • Oestrus
  • Dioestrus
  • Anoestrus
  • Pregnancy: Development of the Embryo
  • Pregnancy Diagnosis
  • Palpation
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography
  • Relaxin Blood Test
  • Signs of Whelping
  • Labour
  • Dystocia
  • Milk Production
  • Post-Partum Care

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Studying with Canine Principles

The course is online study with access to a positive, expanding study group and tutor support. It is assessed at the end of each module with a set of questions and an essay, for certification. Certification includes; a digital certificate, a badge for your website or Facebook page and the option to be added to the Canine Principles graduates page. 

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Support

Throughout the course, you will be supported in your learning by qualified Canine Behaviourist Practitioner. The course also offers entry to a private study group where you can discuss topics with other Canine Principles students.

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FAQ

Have a question about your course? Click here for answers to our frequently asked questions

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Refund Policy

Refunds for emailed course documents are not available as standard as the product is shipped and unreturnable. Individual emergency cases can be considered at the discretion of Canine Principles.

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