Research animals curriculum: educators workshop
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Owner/Developer: British Pharmacological Society (BPS)
10 September 2018
|Description:||To support the launch of the new curriculum for the use of research animals, we are hosting a workshop to provide advice and support for educators implementing the curriculum. The curriculum for the use of research animals is intended to support undergraduate and taught masters degree programmes in which students are expected to analyse literature and/or data that have been generated from studies involving animals that are subject to regulation (“research animals”), for example under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 - A(SP)A. Objectives of the workshop: To raise awareness of the curriculum To share knowledge, understanding and good practice To connect educators with experts to support curriculum implementation To support educator networking|
|References:||About the curriculum for the use of research animals https://www.bps.ac.uk/education-engagement/research-animals/curriculum-for-the-use-of-research-animals/about-the-curriculum-for-the-use-of-research-animals https://www.bps.ac.uk/news-events/events/2018/september/research-animals-curriculum-educators-workshop#Overview Please see the attached pdf file.|
Optional / Voluntary
Teachers and educators
Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Ethics, Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Taking care of animals, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
1. Law, regulation, ethics & societal attitudes
2. Research animal welfare, husbandry and care
3. Biology of research animals, integration of systems, translation of
animal studies to humans
4. Teaching the principles of animal experimentation, without using
5. Use of cadavers, delegated authority, online resources in the
delivery of a non-licenced education module
6. Licenced & non-licenced education across multiple years
7. Interactive demonstration session: Demonstrations of educational resources or methodologies to
support delivery of curriculum
To provide educators with key knowledge and understanding of the discipline
To share educational resources and methodologies to facilitate educators’ delivery of the curriculum
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