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Laboratory Animal Science

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UU)
Course code
M2
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 3870
Level
Master level

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 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.

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.

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COURSE LEADER

Monica Oostveen en Mechteld Boehmer

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.

STUDY LOAD

Monday - Friday from 9.00 until 18.00 PM (two weeks).

FEE

• € 3870 - Course + course materials + housing

Students will be accomodated in hotels arranged by the course leaders. Lunches and dinners during course days are included. This arrangement is seperate from other Utrecht Summer School students.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

Main Office Laboratory Animal Science
P: +31 30 253 2033
E:las@uu.nl : www.uu.nl/lascourse

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 31 May 2017

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