Master of Sciences LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE
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Owner/Developer: RWTH International Academy
15 August 2018
|Description:||The program is aimed at scientists, doctors and veterinarians, who plan, conduct and evaluate animal experiments and their facilities. The study course is conducted in English and open to national and international applicants who wish to enhance their skills for a successful career in Laboratory Animal Science. By employing a blended learning concept, incorporating e-learning and short attendance blocks, this two year, part-time course enables participants to receive the highest level of academic and practical training whilst continuing to pursue their outside careers.|
Webinars, Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training
Optional / Voluntary
(1) an initial degree in human or veterinary medicine or from the biological sciences
(2) a minimum of one year’s work experience in a relevant field
(3) English language skills
Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), Researchers
Continuing Professional Development, University (Master)
Ethics, Legislative aspects, Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
No species is addressed specifically
|Course level on animal species:||
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Ethics and legislation in relation to the use of laboratory animals
Module 1: Ethics & Philosophy; National and International Law
Module 2: Regulatory Affairs
Management and planning of animal facilities and animal experiments
Module 3: Biostatistics & Biometrics; Design and Evaluation of Animal Experiments; Architecture; Facility Design; Financial and Hygiene Management
Module 4: Alternatives to Animal Experiments
Laboratory animal science
Module 5: Genetics & Breeding; Anatomy & Physiology
Module 6: Pathology & Diseases; Biochemistry, Haematology and Molecular Biology in Laboratory Animal Science
Module 7: Animal Models in Biomedical Research; Anaesthesia & Experimental Surgery
Module 8: Applied Anaesthesia and Microsurgery incl. Medical Technology & Imaging
Module 9: In vivo Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
Detailed and specialist knowledge of laboratory animal science based on the latest scientific discoveries in order to deal with complex experimental methodology and conduct independent research.
Ability to independently plan, conduct, evaluate and improve animal experiments, under consideration of the latest ethical criteria and species appropriate animal husbandry, in order to positively influence the well-being of the animals in line with EU directives while generating scientific data to the highest standards.
Unique broad experience with a wide range of species, from rodents to non-human primates.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
RWTH International Academy
Master of Science
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