Become an expert in all things scaly. A fascinating branch of zoology, herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians or, more specifically, cold-blooded tetrapods. You’ll get to know the ins and outs of reptiles, such as tortoises, terrapins, snakes and lizards, and amphibians, such as toads, salamanders, frogs and newts.
The Herpetology Diploma Course explains how amphibians and reptiles are classified, including an exploration of the various sub-orders and families used, and how they evolved to be the creatures we know them as today.
You’ll study many aspects of their anatomy and physiology – their development, colouration, skin, scales, glands, thermoregulation, respiration, energetics, water balance, kidney function, reproduction and more.
You’ll also learn about their communication methods, mating and social behaviours, their diets, how they hunt and ingest their prey, and how they defend themselves and escape from predators.
By studying this course, you will:
What will I learn on the course?
If you’re interested in amphibians or reptiles, then the Herpetology Diploma Course is absolutely for you. Covering an incredible amount of information, you’ll learn all you need to better understand the world of cold-blooded tetrapods.
Upon completion of the course, you can go on to study particular families of amphibians or reptiles in more detail or a specific aspect of herpetology.
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