Animal Health is a foundation course that allows you develop your skills in identifying and responding to a range of common complaints and illnesses in animals.

The course is perfect for you if you have a personal interest in animals or would like to be able to identify and treat minor conditions for your pet at home.

The course part of a 3 part series we offer in Animal Husbandry and it is advisable that you complete the Animal Husbandry I course before you complete this one.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction To Animal Health
  2. Signs & Symptoms Of Diseases
  3. Disease Classification
  4. Causes & Diagnosis of Diseases
  5. Treatment Of Diseases
  6. Inflammation
  7. Fever & Immunity
  8. Tissue Repair
  9. Wounds
  10. Cell Changes
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Explain common health problems affecting animals, including the circumstances under which animals contract health problems, and methods used to prevent the development of ill health.
  • Analyse physical indicator symptoms of ill health in animals.
  • Determine the taxonomic class of animal pests and diseases.
  • Explain the diagnostic characteristics of the main types of animal pathogenic microorganisms.
  • Explain the methods used in the treatment of pests and diseases in farm animals.
  • Explain the role of inflammation, including its symptoms and causes, in animals.
  • Explain the biological processes which affect and control the immune system in animals.
  • Explain the biological processes which affect and control tissue repair in animals.
  • Determine procedures for the management of wounds on animals, on a farm.
  • Explain the processes involved in cellular change in animals.
  • Diagnose simple health problems in farm animals.