Lab animal science course for vet students, lab animal science course for vet nurse students, FELASA B course and FELASA C course.
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Owner/Developer: Section for Experimental Biomedicine at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
01 January 1996
Lab animal science course for vet students: 1 week of lectures plus 9 hours of practical training. 1,5 ECTS.
Lab animal science course for vet nurse students: 4 weeks of lectures plus 2 weeks of practical training. 10 ECTS.
FELASA B course: 4 weeks of lectures/ online course plus 20 hours of practical training. 10 ECTS.
FELASA C course: 1 week of lectures/ online course plus 21 hours of practical training. 10 ECTS.
Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training, Interactive online resources, Lecture, Recorded tutorial, Webinars, Workshops
Mandatory, Optional / Voluntary
Fee-based, In-house training
Lab animal science course for vet students: 1 week of lectures plus 9 hours of practical training. 1,5 ECTS.Lab animal science course for vet nurse students: 4 weeks of lectures plus 2 weeks of practical training. 10 ECTS.FELASA B course: 4 weeks of lectures/ online course plus 20 hours of practical training. 10 ECTS.FELASA C course: 1 week of lectures/ online course plus 21 hours of practical training. 10 ECTS.
Lab animal science course for vet students: The person must be attending NMBU vet med programme.
Lab animal science course for vet nurse students: The person must be attending NMBU vet nurse programme.
FELASA B course: The person must have achieved general university admissions certification.
FELASA C course: The person must have achieved general university admissions certification.
Students, Researchers, Technicians, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians)
Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Models of animals (e.g. mannequins, simulators, cadavers), Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Killing animals, Computational methods, In vitro methods, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Rodents, Lagomorphs, Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Horses, donkeys and cross breds (Equidae), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), Goats (Capra aegagrus hircus), Sheep (Ovis aries), Cattle (Bos primigenius), Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Other Fish (other Pisces)
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Introductory course, Basic course, Advanced course
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Theoretical courses mention several alternatives: Models like the Mimicky mouse, computer programs like the Virtual Mouse Necropsy, organ-on-a-chip, cell cultures, organ cultures, Episkin, the UiT Membran Model and so on.
The practical courses use several alternatives: Models like: Mimolette, Ikea mouse, Ikea rat, Mimicky mouse, the PVC rat, Squeekums, KOKEN rat, Natsume rat. And kadavers. And films of instruction videos of the procedures.
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent, REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 or equivalent, Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 or equivalent, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), Test guidelines (OECD, ISO, etc.)
After completing the course, the student should:
•Having insight into the general welfare and the most important topics in the field of laboratory animal science.
•Could define and use terminology in the field.
•Understand the relationship between the environment, health, welfare and quality of operation of laboratory animals.
•Could point out the potential health hazards associated with working with laboratory animals and how to minimize these.
•Understand the principle of "the three Rs" (reducenoise, refine, replace)
•Could have a reflective attitude to animal welfare and able to argue about this.
•Know about the most important regulations, legislation and supervision work by the subject area.
•Know the alternatives and supplements to animal testing that exists.
•Know about the main points on how one plan and search for an animal experiments, how to choose art, genetic modificated model, methods, anesthesia, methods of euthanasia etc.
•Be able to explain methods of handling, anesthesia, analgesia and humane euthanasia of experimental animals (including fish) and be able to explain the key principles that form the basis of choosing the type of method and type of equipment for handling and treatment of animals.
•Be able to explain for internal and external factors who can influence an experminental animal and what it can have to say for the outcome in an animal experiment, and how experimental animals health become monitored and how all work is quality assured.
•Be able to explain for how one should work to standardize these factors the most.
•Have insight in the most important factors which include in the drift of an experimental animal department and to conduct a simple evaluation of a department.
After the practical part the students should:
•Show that they can carry out a clinical examination, handling, fixating, injections and blood sampling of mice, rats and rabbits.
•Know about management-routines, care-routines, hygine-routines and HS-routines in an average lab animal facility.
Lab animal science course for vet students: 1,5 ECTS.
Lab animal science course for vet nurse students: FELASA B. 10 ECTS.
FELASA B course: FELASA B. 10 ECTS.
FELASA C course: FELASA C. 10 ECTS.
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You are not allowed to work in a lab animal unit in Norway without FELASA B course and are not allowed to work as a researcher without FELASA C course.
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