Ghent University Laboratory Animal Science I
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The goal of this course is to provide the student with basic knowledge concerning the use of laboratory animals. The student should learn to know about the specificities of different animal species, e.g. concerning morphology, physiology, requirements for nutrition, etc. Furthermore, the students should acknowledge the advantages and disadvantages of animal use and the importance of optimising laboratory animal welfare. key words: laboratory animal science, welfare, the 3R principle
Optional / Voluntary
University (Doctoral education)
Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
|Course level on animal species:||
1 The student has knowledge and insight in the specificities of laboratory animals, mainly small rodents.
2 The student is aware of the fact that a thorough knowledge of an animal species is required before using this animal in a specific experiment.
3 The student understands the sociological relevance and implications of the use of
animals in experiments.
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Doctoral Training Programme
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