Course in Laboratory Animal Science, Immunology and Inflammation - FELASA function A/B/D
Owner/Developer: University of Copenhagen (KU)
|Description:||The course is a function A/B/D course according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 (previously designated category C), accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) as well as the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries under the Danish Government. The course gives as practical and theoretic introduction to handling, housing and using laboratory animals and how to replace, refine and reduce the use of live animals for research. The course adheres to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU and the more detailed learning outcomes described by EU's expert working group in 'A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive'|
|References:||MSc Programme in Immunology and Inflammation - compulsory|
Hands-on training, Lecture
Recommended Academic Qualifications:
Basic knowledge in physiology, anatomy and pharmacology.
Continuing Professional Development, University (Master)
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
No species is addressed specifically
|Course level on animal species:||
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
After completing the course the student is expected to:
understand that animal experimentation is complicated and requires current training to secure the well-being of the animals and the scientific outcome
explain the biological basis of laboratory animal breeding and maintenance, housing and management including basic genetics and reproduction, health monitoring, housing and handling (pre-, intra and post-procedural)
explain the legal basis for animal experimentation
explain and critically evaluate the scientific methods applied within animal experimentation including blood sampling, injections, principles for drug-development and testing, anesthesia and analgesia and evaluation of pain -and stress related behaviour in laboratory animals
discuss the basic biology of laboratory animals including behavioural and physiological needs
explain and critically evaluate basic knowledge relating to design and evaluation of studies using live animals
organize self-training on handling and procedures in the most common laboratory animals
discuss and evaluate the basic principles on how to use animals for research
discuss and evaluate principles of procedures on their future experiments
discuss, evaluate and argue about the ethical basis for the use of animals for research
Independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in handling of common rodents used for research
independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in the performance basic animal experiments
achieve a personal license to independently plan, implement and take responsibility for the design and performance of animal experimentation within the European Union according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 and the Danish executive order 12 of 07/01/2016 §56.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) as well as the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries under the Danish Government.
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