Laboratory Animal Science - Graduate School of Health - Function A/D
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Owner/Developer: Aarhus University (AAU)
25 January 2016
Give the participants understanding of the basic principles laboratory animal science. The course is obligatory for persons, who wish to participate in research using laboratory animals. The course is a function A/D course according to the EU Directive 2010/63 /EU Article 23.2 (previously designated category B by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations). The course gives an introduction to practical and theoretical handling, housing and using laboratory animals and how to replace, refine and reduce the use of live animals for research (3R).
Hands-on training, Lecture
University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).
University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research)
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus)
|Course level on animal species:||
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
- the legal basis for the acquisition, husbandry, care and use of animals for scientific purposes.
- basic principles on ethics in relation to human-animal relationship, intrinsic value of life and
- arguments for and against the use of animals for scientific purposes.
- basic and appropriate species-specific biology in relation to anatomy, physiological features, breeding, genetics and genetic alteration.
- basic knowledge on animal behaviour, husbandry and enrichment.
- species-specific methods of handling and procedures - animal health management and hygiene.
- recognition of species-specific distress, pain and suffering of most common laboratory species.
- basic principles of animal anaesthesia, pain relieving methods and killing.
- the fundamentals of the use of humane end-points in experimental setups.
- the principles of requirement of replacement, reduction and refinement in the design and performance of animal experiments.
- the importance and principles of planning, designing of procedures and projects, as well as evaluating studies using live animals.
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
The participants should obtain basic knowledge about the Laboratory animal science which will make it possible for them to participate in research contributing to the humane use of laboratory animals ensuring high standards of animal welfare and quality in the performing, evaluating and reporting of laboratory animal experiments.
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
by the university
Certificate allowing to participate in research using laboratory animals. The course is a function A/D course according to the EU Directive 2010/63 /EU Article 23.2 (previously designated category B by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations).
3.8 - 4 ECTS
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