Master course in Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare
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Owner/Developer: Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB)
01 October 2000
|Description:||The programme covers all areas of Laboratory animal science to the level of specialization. The program is recognised by FELASA as for Specialist. The course comprises 6 modules, a practical placement and a project. It is designed to be completed in three years and to be fully compatible with a full-time job. The modules are intensive and two are run each year lasting between 1-2 weeks. In this way the course can accommodate students who live outside Barcelona. The programme consists of 6 independent modular courses. The syllabus covers all core modules and task-specific modules plus the following modules: 20 (Anesthesia for minor procedures), 21 (Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures) 22 (principles of Surgery), 23 (Advanced animal husbandry, care and enrichment practices), 24 (Designated Veterinarian), 25 (Project Evaluator). Registration to single course modules is available. Students are individually evaluated for each module. The program aims to provide expertise and professional excellence in all areas of laboratory animal science relevant to animal experimentation. Specifically, the program is designed for veterinarians and other specialist personnel designated with responsibility for the welfare and care of laboratory animals. Each module can be completed independently with some modules leading to accreditation for some of the functions described in EU Directive EU63/2010 and RD 53/2013 such as performing procedures, project design and project evaluation. See individual modules for details. Accredited by FELASA since 2003 (Specialist) The programme consists of 6 independent modular courses. The syllabus covers all core modules and task-specific modules plus the following modules: 20 (Anesthesia for minor procedures), 21 (Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures) 22 (principles of Surgery), 23 (Advanced animal husbandry, care and enrichment practices), 24 (Designated Veterinarian), 25 (Project Evaluator).|
Hands-on training, Interactive online resources, Lecture
Academic degree with biological enough base. Already working in the field.
Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
University (Master), Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Computational methods, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Rodents, Lagomorphs, Non-human primates, Small animals, Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Guinea-Pigs (Cavia porcellus), Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus [Syrian] & cricetulus griseus [Chinese]), Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Cats (Felis catus), Dogs (Canis familiaris), Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus), Sheep (Ovis aries), Marmoset and tamarins (eg. Callithrix jacchus), Cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis), Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta), Zebra finches, Chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus), Xenopus (Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis), Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Cephalopods (Cephalopoda)
|Course level on animal species:||
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
All of the document http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/Endorsed_E-T.pdf
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
FELASA, Generalitat de Catalunya and other Regional Competent Authorities in Spain
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