LabVet Europe - FELASA Cat. D
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Owner/Developer: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (KU)
01 October 2016
The Labvet Europe programme aims at qualifying designated laboratory animal veterinarians to the level demanded by the 2010/63 EU directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and the subsequent guidance paper. It is to be seen as continuation of the competencies gained from following the previous FELASA category D programmes, but it is solely dedicated to those thousands of vets who work world-wide as designated laboratory animal veterinarians.
The programme is 100 % online and it is accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA). It is structured to offer you knowledge and skills you can use in your daily work as a designated veterinarian. You can see the specific knowledge and skills you acquire on the programme learning outcomes
Computer assisted learning, Interactive online resources
30 ECTS = 800 hours
DVM and two years of relevant working experience
Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
Continuing Professional Development
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Rodents, Lagomorphs, Non-human primates, Cats (Felis catus), Dogs (Canis familiaris), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus), Sheep (Ovis aries), Cattle (Bos primigenius)
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The Labvet Europe programme consists of 6 modules and each of them is giving a unique perspective on laboratory animal science. Combined they educate the participant to become a skilled designated veterinarian. The 5 modules are:
1.Module 1 - Legislation and Veterinary Communication
2.Module 2 - Ethics, animal welfare and the three Rs
3.Module 3 A - Animal care, management, and veterinary communications
4.Module 3 B - Health
5.Module 3 C - Genetics and breeding
6.Module 4 - Anaesthesia, analgesia, surgery
7.Module 5 - The role of the DV in modelling human diseases in animals
8.Module 6 - Introduction to the local environment
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
All learning outcomes of modules 24 and 50 of the EU guidance paper http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/guidance/education_training/en.pdf
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
Federation of European Laboratory Animal Sciences Associations
Fulfilment of the guidance paper demands for designated veterinarians
|Statistic of impact:||
So far, all graduates work as designated veterinarians in Laboratory animal facilities
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