Vertebrate Zoology

Vertebrate Zoology

Course Code BEN104
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

Vertebrate Zoology

This course will give you a thorough understanding of higher animals Zoology Taxonomy and Biology together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology.

You will learn the essentials of Vertebrate Zoology with the help of highly qualified and experienced zoology tutors as a foundation for understanding animals.

Alone this course helps anyone who is working with animals or lays a sound foundation for further studies whether in farming wildife veterinary or pet care industries.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school is marked by the tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions or comments and if necessary extra reading.


  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of all major groups of fishes
  • To describe the distinguishing characteristics of all major groups of Ectotherms Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of major groups of birds
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of all major groups of Mammals
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals in the order Marsupialia and compare mammalian specialisations with those of other vertebrates
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the grandorders Glires and Insectivora
  • Explain Ectothermy in a variety of different animals
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the order Carnivora
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the grand order Ungulata
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of animals within the grandorder Archonta


  • Zoo Keeper
  • Wildlife Parks
  • Aquarium
  • Animal carer
  • Animal technicians and researchers
  • Veterinary assistants 
  • Farming or Pet Industry
  • Bird Sanctuaries

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