Swiss ECLAM Training Programme
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Owner/Developer: European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ECLAM)
The training programme is supported bythe Vetsuisse Faculty (Veterinary School of Switzerland).
The Swiss ECLAM Training Programme is run by the three ECLAM Diplomates in
Switzerland: Margarete Arras (see address above), Richard Weilenmann and Walter
Zeller (Cantonal Veterinary Office, Basel). The training programme is supported by
the Vetsuisse Faculty (Veterinary School of Switzerland).
The main locations of the training programme are the University of Zurich, ROCHE in
Basel and the AO Research Institute in Davos. Training can also take place over a
fixed period in other locations, e.g. MicroBios in Münchenstein, Switzerland and the
German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg, Germany.
The training programme usually takes four years to complete and consists of basic
and advanced training sections. The basic training section takes 30 months to
complete and must be carried out in accordance with the specified training
programme conditions. The 18 months' advanced training period can also be
completed externally providing the conditions prescribed by ECLAM are fulfilled.
The coordination and supervision of the training programme is facilitated by a credit
point system. In order to complete the training programme, a resident must earn a
total of 80 credit points during the four years of training. Thirty of these points have to
be obtained through practical work/supervised experience during the period of basic
training. In the advanced training section the candidate has to obtain a further 25
credit points which focus on specialization and research work. The remaining 25
credit points have to be earned in the didactic portion of the programme.
Successful participation in the Swiss ECLAM Training Programme is achieved
through both the attainment of the prescribed number of credit points as well as
multiple examinations during the course of the didactic programme. In this manner,
the condition in Article V. Section 1.c of the Requirements for Admission of the
Constitution of the European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (completion of at
least 4 years' training and experience in Laboratory Animal Medicine) is fulfilled.
Together with other preconditions, this is necessary for admission to the qualifying
examination for active Diplomate status of the European College of Laboratory
Hands-on training, Lecture
ECLAM only accepts members who practise scientific, evidence-based veterinary medicine, which complies with animal welfare legislation.
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_swiss 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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