eModule : Recognition and Prevention of Pain, Suffering and Distress in Laboratory Animals
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Owner/Developer: Flaire learning
LAWTE (Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange), SAB (Scottish Accreditation Board)
|Description:||This eModule provides an introduction to the recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals, to the level required to meet the learning objectives in EU Module 5. We highly recommend that you complete the sections in numerical order, but you can view any section at any time. Your progress will be saved once the interactive scenario for that section has been completed. A sidebar lists the sections that are part of this course and your saved progress. If your progress is being tracked by an institution please remember to click “Finish Course” once you have completed all of the sections.|
Optional / Voluntary
Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), Students, Researchers, Technicians
Continuing Professional Development, University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Carrying out procedures on animals
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
EU05 Section 1 : Why Animal Welfare Matters
An introduction to why animal welfare matters and how in addition to ethical considerations, poor welfare can impact research.
EU05 Section 2 : Clinically Assessing Animals
Carrying out clinical assessments, including optional examples of fish welfare.
EU05 Section 3 : Scoring Systems for Welfare Assessment
Using scoring systems for structured welfare assessments in rats and mice.
EU05 Section 4 : Identifying Causes and Treatments
Deciding what actions to take when dealing with laboratory animal welfare problems.
EU05 Section 5 : Humane Endpoints and Severity Classifications
Applying humane endpoints and assessing cumulative severity.
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
This eModule provides an introduction to the recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals, to the level required to meet the learning objectives in EU Module 5.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
The Royal Society of Biology, the Universities’ Training Group and the Scottish Accreditation Board support the use of these eModules as part of the training requirements for Personal Licence holders in the UK.
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