The course for person carrying out procedures - FELASA function A/D
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Owner/Developer: Laboratory Animal Centre, University of Helsinki
01 March 2017
Laboratory Animal Centre arranges a Function A course for researchers "The use of animals in research: the course for the person carrying out procedures on animals" twice a year in English. The course gives legal competence to carry out procedures with mice or rats or with both species (according to Act 497/2013, Decree 564/2013 and Directive 2010/63/EU).The course is accreditated by FELASA - the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations.
Only educated and trained, qualified personnel are allowed to do animal experiments and take care of the animals. A person carrying out an animal experiment is competent when he/she has completed a laboratory animal course. The animal caretaker must complete the professional examination or he/she must gain the professional skills with working experience.
ETPLAS courses in Finland:
Hands-on training, Lecture
Students, Researchers, Technicians
University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Carrying out procedures on animals, Killing animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus)
|Course level on animal species:||
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
National and European legislation
Ethics and 3Rs
Comparative physiology and anatomy, basic biology (mice and rats)
Genetic quality and GMO
The basic design of procedures and projects
Handling, sampling and procedures, in theory, dose calculations
Husbandry and care, enrichment and welfare, transportation
Animal health management and hygiene
Occupational health and safety
Anesthesia, analgesia, pain and distress, humane endpoints, euthanasia
Perioperative care, hygiene practical
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
According to the EU’s Education and Training Framework
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The course gives legal competence to carry out procedures with mice or rats or with both species (according to Act 497/2013, Decree 564/2013 and Directive 2010/63/EU).The course is accreditated by FELASA - the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations.
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