Dec 01, 2022  
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ANTH 201 - Grade 1 Animal Technician


Description:
Course covers skills of Grade 1 Animal Technician with a focus on primates. Standards follow those of the International Primatological Society and include maintenance of primates’ physical environment and USDA standards for management. Grade will be S or U.

Credits: (1)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)

Assessment

Define USDA nutritional requirements for captive nonhuman primates.

Lecture during which students identify USDA requirements, and preparation of evening meal for chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Quiz

Define OSHA standards for animal caregivers.

Lecture during which students identify OSHA requirements

Quiz

List reasons for maintaining daily logs of animal behaviors and notable events.

Lecture, and observation of log book at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Quiz

Describe hygiene standards and health and safety considerations for human and nonhuman primates, including potential for cross-species disease transmission.

Lecture, and review of safety standards at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Test

Recall USDA standards for enclosure design for primates.

Lecture, and review of standards for enclosure design used at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Test

Review the use of species-typical behaviors in animal management.

Lecture, and students observe caregivers’ use of species-typical behaviors at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Test

Discuss how social housing impacts on captive primates’ health and well-being.

Lecture on professional and USDA standards on social housing; in-class discussion of special housing requirements based on individual primate’s history; observation of housing arrangement at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

In-class discussion

Create enrichment activity for captive primate.

Lecture, and students design an enrichment activity for chimpanzees at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Instructor applies rubric that scores how closely enrichment design meets USDA standards for primate enrichment

Evaluate professional standards for maintaining captive primates.

Lecture, and students assess colony protocol of fictitious primate sanctuary to evaluate how well these comply with USDA and professional standards learned during the course.

Final exam





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