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Reptile Zoology
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Your career in Reptile Zoology
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Take the first step into your career as a herpetologist by studying the fundamentals of reptiles and amphibians. Gain a greater understanding of reptile and amphibian biology, behaviour and classification. Learn about their specific ecological characteristics and the many conservation issues they are facing.

For beginners, this course will provide you comprehensive knowledge on how to care for them at home and in other environments.

Course Details

Study Duration:

This Reptile Zoology online course takes approximately 200 hours to complete, but you have lifetime access to suit your self-paced learning.

Study Method:

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Core Modules
  • Introduction to Herpetology
    • Herpetology Defined
    • Introduction to Reptiles
    • Animal Taxonomy
    • Classification of Reptiles
    • Characteristics of Reptiles
    • Testudine Characteristics (Turtles)
    • Squamata Characteristics (Snakes and Lizards)
    • Rhynchocephalia Characteristics (Tuatara)
    • Classification of Amphibians
    • Amphibian Characteristics
    • Building Resources and Developing Networks
    • Terminology
  • Class Reptilia (Reptiles)
    • Reptile Classification
    • Water Conservation
    • Reproduction
    • Order Chelonia (Testudines); Turtles
    • Order Crocodilia; Crocodilians
    • Order Squamata
    • Scaled Reptiles; Lizards (Suborder Sauria) and Snakes (Suborder Serpentes)
  • Reptile Biology
    • Reptile Anatomy
    • Skeleton
    • Scales and Skutes
    • Ectothermal Regulation
    • Coloration
    • Respiration and Metabolism
    • Food and Digestion
    • Senses
    • Locomotion
    • Class Amphibia (Amphibians)
    • Order Anura (Frogs and Toads)
    • Order Apoda (Caecilians)
    • Order Urodela (Salamanders and Newts)


  • Amphibian Biology
    • Amphibian Skeleton
    • Skin
    • Ectothermal Regulation
    • Colouration
    • Respiration and Metabolism
    • Branchial
    • Buccopharyngeal
    • Cutaneous
    • Pulmonic
    • Food and Digestion
    • Senses
    • Locomotion
    • Reproduction


  • Ecology of Reptiles
    • Species Richness
    • Constriction
    • Injected Venom
    • Inertia Feeding
    • Biting and Grasping
    • Suction Feeding
    • Reproductive Strategies
    • Viviparity
    • Oviparity
    • Nest Building
    • Habitat Use: Aquatic and Terrestrial
    • Basking
    • Hibernation
  • Ecology of Amphibians
    • Use of Habitat
    • Temperature Relationships
    • Feeding
    • Vocal Communication: Advertisement calls, Territorial calls, Release calls, Distress calls
    • Social Behaviour
    • Dealing with Predators
    • Reproduction and Parental Care
  • Conservation Issues
    • Habitat Change
    • Edge Effects
    • Pollution; especially Water Pollution
    • Environmental Acidification (Acid Rain)
    • Pesticides
    • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
    • Spread of Disease
    • Invasive Species
    • Climate Change
    • Spread of Disease
    • Disease in Wild Populations
    • Trade in Reptiles and Amphibians
    • Conservation
    • Conservation Genetics
    • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
  • Keeping Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Introduction
  • Legal Issues
  • Special Conditions for Amphibians
  • Special Conditions for Reptiles
  • Preventing Spread of Disease from Reptiles to Humans
  • Housing
  • Reptile Captivity Problems
  • Reptile Feed and Feeding
  • Amphibians and Reptile Species that are in Captivity
  • Feeding Amphibians
  • General Care
  • Common Ailments in Reptiles and Amphibians
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Fungal Diseases
  • Viral Diseases
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Thiamine Deficiency
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Career Opportunities

After successful completion of this course, your career prospects include various roles:

  • Animal Hospital Clerk
  • Animal Lab Technician
  • Animal Welfare Office
  • Breeder
  • Herpetologist
  • Pet Shop Owner
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Veterinary Support Staff
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Wildlife Conservationist
  • Zoologist
  • Zoo or Wildlife Park Staff

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