Postgraduate certificate and Diploma courses in laboratory animal science (Postgraduate certificate and Diploma courses in laboratory animal science)
Owner/Developer: Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo (UCFM)
01 January 0001
These two postgraduate courses are module based to impart necessary knowledge and skills in laboratory animal science. Duration of the Certificate course is 6 months and Diploma for 1 year which includes a 6 months short project. In-class teaching/learning for both certificate and diploma are same using different teaching/learning methods i.e. lectures, groups discussions, self-learning, on-line discussion platforms and practical sessions. 20 credits are allocated for the certificate and 26 for the diploma.
These two courses are recognized by the university grants commission of Sri Lanka.
History and developments in laboratory animal science in Sri Lanka
Journal of Animal Models and Experimental Medicine, 2018;1:3-6. https://doi.org/10.1002/ ame2.12003
Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training, Lecture, Other
Fee-based, In-house training
Theoretical, Practical, Other
Certificate- 6 months, Diploma-12 months
Basic Degree in identified disciplines
Students, Researchers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Academia, Governmental bodies
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, In vitro methods, Ethics, Legislative aspects, Other
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
Rodents, Lagomorphs, Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Guinea-Pigs (Cavia porcellus), Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus [Syrian] & cricetulus griseus [Chinese]), Hamsters, Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
|Course level on animal species:||
Test guidelines (OECD, ISO, etc.), Other
Higher order learning outcomes as per the Sri Lanka qualifications framework document
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka
PGCert or PGDip
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