Swedish ECLAM training programme (Swedish ECLAM training programme)
Owner/Developer: European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM)
01 January 2004
Uppsala, Lund, Stockholm
The Swedish training programme is hosted by the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences and has five collaborating institutes:
1. Lund University
2. Astra Zeneca Sweden
3. National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala.
4. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (KI)
5. Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm
The programme was initiated in 2004 by Vera Baumans, former professor of
Laboratory Animal Science at KI and the maximum number of residents is 7. Training
is individually tailored and supervised by four Swedish ECLAM Diplomates, one
professor in Comparative Medicine and KI’s chief veterinarian. To join the
programme, a permanent position as a veterinarian at one of the collaborating
institutes is required.
The Swedish programme comprises a four-year period of training. The objective is to
provide the trainees with further education and training including both general and
basic knowledge in the various fields of laboratory animal medicine and, in addition,
the opportunity to become specialists in one of the disciplines relevant to laboratory
The programme consists of two parts:
A residency training programme of at least 2 years, starting with a basic course on
laboratory animal science and 6-8 modules (total: 220 hours) which all cover the
major aspects of laboratory animal medicine. This is followed by a period of daily
practice at one of the participating institutions.
Research training in one of the fields of laboratory animal medicine at one of the
participating institutions. Apart from improving the participant’s critical thinking and
research skills when approaching specific problems, the objective of this work is also
for the participant to improve his/her skills in writing scientific articles by publishing at
least two articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Hands-on training, Lecture
ECLAM only accepts members who practise scientific, evidence-based veterinary medicine, which complies
with animal welfare legislation.
Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Scientific officers / Project managers
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), SMEs
Continuing Professional Development
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
|Course level on animal species:||
Basic course, Advanced course
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Module 1: Provision of advice and veterinary services regarding transport, import and export of animals
Module 2: Provision of advice regarding animal husbandry, housing and care
Module 3: Surveillance of health status; prevention, detection, treatment and control of disease (including
zoonoses) and disaster planning in case of outbreaks
Module 4: Advise researchers, person(s) responsible for the project and the AWB on study related matters
of animal health and welfare, animal models, experimental design, implementation of the 3Rs and severity
assessment of procedures
Module 5: Recommendations for non-surgical and surgical interventions. Provision of advice and guidance
for anaesthesia, analgesia, surgery, peri-operative care and alleviation of pain, suffering and distress in
relation to experimental protocols
Module 6: Assess the well-being of animals and assign severity classification
Regulations, Ethics, Training, and Facility Design
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
written on first page of pdf entitled "ECLAM_modular training document October 2017", that has been
attached to the survey
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
Diploma for ECLAM Diplomate (expert of laboratory animal escience within Europe, level 8)
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