Feline Anatomy and Physiology Diploma Full Course

The course is designed for those who have an interest in improving their knowledge in order to work with felines in a professional capacity.  It lends itself to working in a physio setting.


Course Modules:

  • The muscles
  • What are muscles
  • Skeletal muscle
  • Cardiac muscle
  • Smooth muscle
  • Comparing the three types of muscles found in the feline
  • The Skin
  • The epidermis
  • The dermis
  • The subcutaneous layer
  • The skin as a temperature regulator
  • Anal Sacs
  • Skin problems
  • Hair
  • Types of coats
  • Moulting
  • Grooming
  • The feline’s nails
  • The pads

  • The reproductive system
  • asexual reproduction
  • sexual reproduction
  • The anatomy of reproduction
  • The bitch
  • Pro-oestrus
  • Oestrus
  • The reproductive organs of the queen
  • The feline
  • The reproductive organs of the tom
  • Courtship and mating
  • Mating
  • The development of the foetus
  • Parturition
  • The stages of labour
  • The mammary glands
  • The Endocrine System
  • The major elements of the endocrine system
  • Fight or flight
  • Behaviour
  • Male characteristics
  • Female characteristics
  • The urinary system
  • The kidneys
  • The bladder
  • The urethra

  • Dentition
  • The 30 teeth of the adult feline
  • Structure of a tooth
  • Dental eruption times
  • Dental variations in felines
  • Digestion
  • The alimentary canal
  • Types of food
  • The five main food types
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats and oils
  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Assimilation
  • The Respiratory System

  • The cardiovascular system
  • The heart
  • The Nervous System
  • The Central Nervous System
  • The Brain
  • The spinal cord
  • The neurone
  • The autonomic nervous system (ANS)
  • Some functions of the ANS
  • An introduction to the feline senses

  • Introduction to form and function
  • Feline senses: sight, hearing, olfaction, taste, touch
  • How different breeds originated
  • The difference between natural selection and artificial selection
  • Different breeds and the group system
  • The endocrine system
  • The feline endocrine system and the four major functions
  • Glands, Hormones and effects
  • Making and releasing hormones


Course Details:

Study Level 2

The study Level relates to the how demanding the course is. 1 is beginner and 5 is HND / Foundation Degree level.

6 Module Course

This course is delivered in 6 study modules which need to be passed to gain the qualification.

Fees: Including VAT

Course fee – R7920 (includes registration and 6 modules)


Pay as you learn option – R1750 registration (once off) and R1210 per module.

Pay as you learn optionPay for one module


Please note that a delivery fee will be applicable for all orders that include a hard copy.

Product price: R7,920.00
Total options:
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Pay as you learn optionPay for one module