Laboratory Animal Science Course on Primates - FELASA function A/B
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01 October 2015
The course content is focused on the work with non-human primates in research and follows the educational objectives as given in the working document on education (2014) of the Expert Working Group of the European Commission. The course covers the learning outcomes required for function A ("Carrying out procedures on animals") and function B ("Designing procedures and projects"). It gives an introduction into primate biology, an overview over different research areas in which primates are used and insides into methodology, procedures and handling. In addition, important topics such as welfare, ethics and legislation are part of the course. The course consist of an e-learning phase which needs to be passed by an online-exam and a subsequent 5 days on-site course at the Geman Primate Center in Goettingen, Germany. The course has been accredited by the FELASA in summer 2017. To this date it is the only accredited species-specific course on primates in Europe.
Interactive online resources, Lecture, Other
20 h e-learning + 5 days on-site course
Minimum requirement is a bachelor degree.
Students, Researchers, Technicians, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects, Other
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Prosimians (Prosimia), Marmoset and tamarins (eg. Callithrix jacchus), Cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), Vervets Chlorocebus spp. (usually either pygerythrus or sabaeus), Baboons (Papio spp.), Squirrel monkey (e.g. Saimiri Sciureus), New World Monkeys (Ceboidea), Old World Monkeys (Cercopithecoidea)
|Course level on animal species:||
Introductory course, Basic course
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Experimental procedures from different fields that use primates (incl. 3R approaches if applicaple), such as infection research, neuroscience, imaging techniques, field research.
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), Other
The course covers the learning outcomes for functions A and B as described in "A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfil the requirements under the Directive" (2014).
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
The participants receive a FELASA certificate upon successful completion of the course.
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