Course on laboratory animal science (LAS) - FELASA function B (Course on laboratory animal science (LAS) - FELASA function B)
Owner/Developer: The Radboud University Medical Center (radboudumc)
This course is designed to train participants in accordance with the requirements of Article 9 of the Experiments on Animals Act. The course includes all relevant topics related to the design of ethically, legally and scientifically appropriate animal experiments. The course is FELASA accredited for ‘person designing procedures and projects (EU function B; reference 058/17).
Optional / Voluntary
The admission requirements of the course are knowledge on the basic topics of biology up to 18,75 ECTS (= 500 study hours) including
at least 7.5 ECTS on anatomy/zoology
at least 7.5 ECTS on physiology
Continuing Professional Development, University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Ethics, Legislative aspects, Designing procedures and projects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
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The course includes two parts:
Introduction to laboratory animal science course
Species-specific course on mice and rats.
This course on Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) is referred to in Article 9 of the Experiments on Animals Act and in annex 6 belonging to Article 5 of the Ministerial Order on Animal Experiments 2014 (Dierproevenregeling 2014). The course is in line with EU Directive Article 23 and the NCP endorsed paper 2014 ‘A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive’.
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
As specified under FELASA accredited for ‘person designing procedures and projects (EU function B; reference 058/17).
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Registration is done by the local Animal Welfare Body and FELASA
80 SBU or 3 EC
The certificates of this course together with a relevant academic Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences will lead to a legal recognition to design animal experiments for mice and rats in the Netherlands. Registration is done by the local Animal Welfare Body.
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