MF9493 - CAREIN - Course In Animal Research In Norway
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Owner/Developer: University of Oslo (UiO)
The course follows the common EU education structure provided in Education and training framework.
The course meets the demands for legislations and skills given in "Animal Welfare Act (LOV-2009-06-19-97)" and "Regulations on the use of animals in experiments (FOR-2015-06-18-761)" for persons which will use and handle experimental laboratory animals. Students learn how to plan and perform ethical animal experiments. The course qualifies for the use of animals in research for persons with function A and B, in accordance with Articles 23 and 24 of the EU Directive 2010/63/EU. The course follows a suggested common EU education structure provided in Education and training framework .
The theoretical part of the course provides training in mice, rats, rabbits and pigs.
Computer assisted learning, Hands-on training, Lecture
4 days lectures and 25h training
The course is open for PhD students, postdoktors, and others at the Medical Faculty and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Scienes, where it is obligatory for students working with animals.
Recommended previous knowledge
MBV3050 Human Physiology for those who do not have a medical background. Human physiology at the level of the 3. Semester.
Suggested literature (one of the below):
Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Essential Principles and Practices, Vol. 1, Third Edition. Jann Hau and and Steven J. Schapiro.
Handbook of Laboratory animal management and welfare (Blackwell Science), Wolfensohn and Lloyd (eds)
5 credits overlap with MF9490 – Course in Laboratory Animal Handling
Postdoctoral (teaching and research), University (Doctoral education), Continuing Professional Development
Other, Killing animals, Taking care of animals, Designing procedures and projects, Carrying out procedures on animals
Substantial coverage (e.g. multiple modules)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), Other species
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Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent, Other
The course gives an introduction to the relevant legal paragraphs, normative biology and handling of research animals, the physiology of pain, anestesia/analgesia, attitudes towards animal research, alternatives to animal research, and housing of laboratory animals. Furthermore it will be taught how to plan and standardize experiments, handling of animals generally, and how to apply for ethics permission to perform experiments. The course will contain an introduction to the use of model organisms with a focus on mice, rats, rabbits and pig, choice of mammals as research animals, and the use of genetically engineered animals.
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by the university
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Finishing the course means gaining 8 credits.
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