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Experimental Surgery II – Advanced techniques and microsurgery
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3147-20-00-00There are 3 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 20/03/2021
Date and time20.04.2021, at: 09:15 - 23.04.2021, at: 16:00
Regular seats12
Course fee9,600.00 kr.
LecturersKlas Abelson
ECTS credits3.50
Contact personGitte Balle Kaltoft    E-mail address: gitte.nielsen@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at graduate schools in the other Nordic countries. All other participants must pay the course fee.
Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at a Danish university, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. This also applies to PhD students from Nordic countries. After the enrollment deadline, available seats will be allocated to applicants on the waiting list.

Learning objectives
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

•Describe and understand the application of surgical, microsurgical and other techniques used in model induction and sampling in small laboratory animals.
•Understand the importance of correct handling of instruments and tissue during surgery, as well as the use of aseptic techniques and adequate anaesthesia and analgesia, for a successful experiment.

•Apply basic microsurgical techniques and suturing in live laboratory rodents.

• Independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in the performance of advanced experimental surgery and microsurgery.

The participants will be taught basic microsurgery, including microsurgical instruments, ergonomics and a number of different microsurgical standard techniques such as catheterization and anastomoses, through theoretical and practical teaching. The course will further give the participants an increased and broader knowledge and experience in various advanced experimental techniques on laboratory animals, through demonstrations of methodology applied in relation to animal modeling, as well as practical sessions including surgical and other invasive or non-invasive techniques applied for animal model induction and sampling.

PhD-students, postgraduate scientists and technicians who are performing animal experimental procedures, who intend to increase their knowledge and experience in microsurgical techniques and advanced laboratory animal experimentation. Participants should have passed a course in laboratory animal science for at least functions A and D according to Directive 2010/63/EU, Article 23.2 (formerly FELASA C or B courses) or have similar qualifications. Besides, participants should have documented knowledge and experience in basic experimental surgery in small laboratory animals (preferably the course Experimental Surgery I – Basic principles and procedures).

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes


Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practicals. (Approximately 80% of the course is practical work).

Course director
Klas Abelson, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Experimental Medicine

Each session will be covered by scientists, veterinarians, microsurgeons and technicians, all highly qualified and experts within in their specific field.

April 20-23 2021.

Course location
Department of Experimental Medicine, Frederiksberg Campus.

Please register no later than 20 March 2021.

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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