Netherlands, Utrecht

Laboratory Animal Science

when 25 June 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 3870

The objective of this 2-week intensive course in laboratory animal science is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the human use and care of animals and for the quality of research. For the function ‘designing procedures and projects’ the Dutch government requires competency.
On December 18, 2014 the new legislation regarding animal experimentation was implemented. Due to this implementation the course on Laboratory Science has been adapted. The course consists of two parts, a basic course and a species-specific course. These two will give the required competence. When you successfully complete the basic course with the integrated species-specific course rodents and rabbit you will be competent to design procedures and projects and to execute simple procedures on these animals.The course may also be of interest for those who intend to set up and establish a similar course in their own country. For this purpose, during the course acquistion of teaching materials can be discussed with the course committee. The content of the course is in line with recommandations of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) regarding the training of the (young) scientist whose research involves the use of vertrebrate animals.

Course leader

Monica Oostveen

Course aim

The objective of the course is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research. From the beginning of the course emphasis is placed on the facts that the scientist is the central person in the design and performance of animal experiments and that he/she has specific responsiblities with respect to the welfare of the animals used.

Credits info

3 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 3870: Course + course materials + housing

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