CF LAS Course for Function A (EU recommendations)
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Owner/Developer: Fundação Champalimaud (CF (Champalimaud Foundation))
15 June 2016
|Description:||Course includes the SPCAL Theoretical Online Course (www.spcal.pt) and a practical course ran at the Champalimaud Foundation. Practical course includes audiovisual practical sessions on husbandry, colony management, handling+restraint and administration/collection techniques and then practical hands-on sessions on these subjects. For the administration/collection techniques, only the more common techniques are performed in live animals and all these animals are deeply anaesthetised and are sacrificed prior to recovery. For these sessions, we use surplus animals (e.g. wild-type from genotyping) from our colonies, which were candidates to euthanasia. We keep on using live animals because we want the researchers to be prepared for "real life". We feel that alternative models are good as a first approach, but they cannot mimic 100% real animals and we don't want to have researchers performing the techniques for the first time in conscious animals at the time of the experiments.|
Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training, Lecture
Theoretical: ~20h per species; Practical ~20h per species
Persons intending to work with animals for research purposes
Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
|Course level on animal species:||
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
Please, refer to http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/Endorsed_E-T.pdf for detailed learning outcomes for Function A
The course is not accredited, but it is accepted by the Portuguese Competent Authority for granting a license for Function A
|Statistic of impact:||
This course (or other similar) is required to work with animals in research. Therefore, without it, students could not work with research animals.
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