Laboratory Animal Science Course (1) (Laboratory Animal Science Course)
Owner/Developer: Linköping University
28 January 2013
The course Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) is provided by the Medical Faculty at Linköping University. The course comprises of four modules (A-D). The first two modules (A-B) are theoretical, the third (C) is practical, and the fourth (D) is a theoretical module intended for individuals responsible for animal experiments. Participation in Module D is a prerequisite in order to be able to write an ethical application.
LAS is a third cycle education course and is compulsory for all PhD students at Linköping University who are engaged in animal experiments. The modules A-C are open for all students/employees at Linköping University. The course is free of charge provided the student/employee is going to perform animal research.
Hands-on training, Interactive online resources, Lecture
Students, Researchers, Teachers and educators, Technicians
University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
No species is addressed specifically
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- Swedish and EU legislation regarding work with laboratory animals
- Alternative methods and animal protection organisations
- Animal welfare and ethical aspects of using animals
- Housing, breeding, including genetic manipulations, and nutrition of laboratory animals
- Occupational health and safety
- Comparative anatomy, biology, physiology and pathology
- Health, behaviour, stress and diseases in laboratory animals
- Experimental surgery, anaesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia
- Critical analysis of scientific papers and design of an animal studies
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
Knowledge and understanding
- list and describe the responsibilities of authorities, organizations and officials, involved in legislation, issuing permissions and supervision of animal experiments
- describe general laws and provisions regarding the use of animals in research, including housing, breeding, marking and record keeping
- describe potential health hazards for people working with laboratory animals
- give examples on differences in anatomy, biology and breeding of different experimental animals
Competence and skills
- apply ethical considerations built on the 3´Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) in the care and use of laboratory animals
- handle rodents with the animal welfare in focus
- Assess animal welfare, health and diseases in rodents and how to monitor animals during
- critical analysis of a scientific paper with ethical considerations built on the 3’Rs
- argue and defend a written ethical application
Judgment and approach
-determine experimental and humane endpoints for animal experiments
-design animal experiments using proper methods for a qualitative research
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
Approved by the Research and PhD studies Committee, Faculty Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University
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