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Feline Anatomy and Physiology – Diploma

The course is designed for those who have an interest in improving their knowledge in order to work with felines in a professional capacity.  It lends itself to working in a physio setting.

Course Modules

  1. The Feline Skeleton
  • The points of the feline
  • The feline skeleton
  • Bones
  • Growth
  • The Function of the skeleton
  • The spinal column
  • The skeletal anatomy of ribs and chest
  • The skeletal anatomy of the feet
  • The anatomy of the forequarters
  • The anatomy of the hindquarters
  • The skull
  • Skull types
  • Joints
  • Health problems

 

  1. The Muscles and Coat
  • The muscles
  • What are muscles
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Cardiac muscle
  • Smooth muscle
  • Comparing the three types of muscles found in the feline
  • The Skin
  • The epidermis
  • The dermis
  • The subcutaneous layer
  • The skin as a temperature regulator
  • Anal Sacs
  • Skin problems
  • Hair
  • Types of coats
  • Moulting
  • Grooming
  • The feline’s nails
  • The pads

 

  1. The Reproductive and Urinary Systems
  • The reproductive system
  • asexual reproduction
  • sexual reproduction
  • The anatomy of reproduction
  • The bitch
  • Pro-oestrus
  • Oestrus
  • The reproductive organs of the queen
  • The feline
  • The reproductive organs of the tom
  • Courtship and mating
  • Mating
  • The development of the foetus
  • Parturition
  • The stages of labour
  • The mammary glands
  • The Endocrine System
  • The major elements of the endocrine system
  • Fight or flight
  • Behaviour
  • Male characteristics
  • Female characteristics
  • The urinary system
  • The kidneys
  • The bladder
  • The urethra

 

  1. Dentition, Digestion and Respiratory Systems
  • Dentition
  • The 30 teeth of the adult feline
  • Structure of a tooth
  • Dental eruption times
  • Dental variations in felines
  • Digestion
  • The alimentary canal
  • Types of food
  • The five main food types
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats and oils
  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Assimilation
  • The Respiratory System

 

  1. The Cardiovascular and Nervous Systems
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The heart
  • The Nervous System
  • The Central Nervous System
  • The Brain
  • The spinal cord
  • The neurone
  • The autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Some functions of the ANS
  • An introduction to the feline senses
  1. Form and Function
  • Introduction to form and function
  • Feline senses: sight, hearing, olfaction, taste, touch
  • How different breeds originated
  • The difference between natural selection and artificial selection
  • Different breeds and the group system
  • The endocrine system
  • The feline endocrine system and the four major functions
  • Glands, Hormones and effects
  • Making and releasing hormones
Course details:
  • Study Level 2

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

  • 6 Module Course

This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification

Fees: Excluding VAT

  • Course fee – R7590.00 (includes registration and certification)
  • Installment option – R1500 registration, R250 certification and R1100 per module

or

Monthly installments – Choose your own amount to pay monthly, no less than R500, over and above reg and cert payment. (This option ensures that finances don’t get in the way of completing your course, giving you peace of mind.)(Each module must be paid up before release.)

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