Netherlands, Utrecht

Laboratory Animal Science

when 27 June 2016 - 8 July 2016
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. The completion of this course is required for the functions designing procedures and projects (Function A+B).
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, Pim Rooymans

Target group

The course can be followed by anyone with at least a BSc degree in one of the biomedical sciences. In case the academic training has not been one of these, the candidate is kindly requested to send in a complete list of all relevant courses (including BSc studies) that he or she followed and the number of hours they took. Based upon this, we will judge if you meet the requirements on anatomy and physiology/zoology. If not you can do an additional exam.

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.

Fee info

EUR 3870: Course + course materials + housing

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