LAS course with species-specific rodents and rabbits (LAS course with species-specific rodents and rabbits)
Owner/Developer: University Utrecht, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UU)
01 October 2016
Animal experiments are no longer self-evident in the current scientific and public climate. Animal experiments should therefore be set up and carried out by experts with knowledge of all aspects that come with it, including those with which the requested results can be obtained without or with fewer experimental animals. According to the European Directive 2010/63/EU and the revised Dutch Act on Animal Experimentation, persons who are going to work with laboratory animals must therefore be competent and have completed a course in laboratory animal science that is approved by Our Minister.
In all cases, the harm to the well-being of the experimental animal must be reduced to the absolute minimum on the basis that all animals have the same intrinsic value. This requires not only knowledge and expertise, but also a correct attitude towards the experimental animals.
The objective of the Laboratory Animal Science course is to be informed about basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of laboratory animals and for the quality of animal research.
The course we offer in Utrecht is modular. It can be followed as:
An integrated course (Basic course and species-specific course rodents and rabbit)
A basic course alone
A species-specific rodents and rabbit course alone
Further Information about course contents:
This LAS-course consists of a basic course and a species-specific course on rodents and rabbit.
Practical training in surgery, euthanasia and anaesthesia is not provided.
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Hands-on training, Lecture
2 weeks (80 hr)
Master degree in (bio)medical or veterinary sciences
7,5 ECTS in both anatomy and physiology
Postdoctoral (teaching and research), University (Doctoral education), Continuing Professional Development
Designing procedures and projects, Carrying out procedures on animals
Partial coverage (e.g. a module)
Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Guinea-Pigs (Cavia porcellus), Hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus [Syrian] & cricetulus griseus [Chinese])
|Course level on animal species:||
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
Approved by the Chair on Animal Welfare and Laboratory Animal Science, University Utrecht in accordance with Directive 2010/63/EU
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