Introduction to Animal Behaviour
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Owner/Developer: Wageningen University (WUR)
04 September 2018
Koepon Foundation and the African Chicken Genetic Gains project.
Explore the amazing range and complexity of wild animal behaviour. Discover how animals learn, communicate, find food, avoid predators, and interact socially.
Do you want to understand how and why animals behave the way they do, and how we test hypotheses about behaviour scientifically? This biology and life sciences course provides an introduction to the complexities of wild animal behaviour, and how it is studied.
Over six weeks, learners will explore the various behaviours animals adopt in order to meet the challenges of their daily lives. We begin with how animals learn and communicate with each other, then move on to discuss how they find food, avoid predators, choose their mates, and rear their offspring.
Computer assisted learning, Mooc (massive open online courses)
Optional / Voluntary
This course is aimed at anyone looking to broaden their understanding of animal behaviour beyond nature documentaries or a typical high school education.No previous knowledge is required, only curiosity and enthusiasm for the subject.
General public, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), Scientific officers / Project managers, Managers, Technicians, Teachers and educators, Regulators and policy-makers, Researchers, Students
SMEs, Consulting, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Governmental bodies, Industry, Academia
Continuing Professional Development, Postdoctoral (teaching and research), University (Doctoral education), University (Master), University (Bachelor), Undergraduate, Technical College, High school
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
No species is addressed specifically
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What you will learn
Key concepts to understand animal behaviour
The fascinating range and complexity of behaviour in animals
How scientific hypotheses are developed and tested
How animals learn and communicate
Animals' reproductive behaviour
How animals function socially
a certificate is provided in case a fee was paid
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