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Laboratory Animal Science - EU Function ABD
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3129-21-00-03There are 12 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 15/10/2021
Date and time01.11.2021, at: 08:00 - 30.01.2022, at: 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee16,320.00 kr.
LecturersKlas Abelson
ECTS credits7.50
Contact personHelle Vinberg Schrøder    E-mail address: hvin@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: fak-phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
For this course, special rules apply regarding application and payment:

PhD students enrolled at SUND KU:
Please apply by clicking the Apply button above; you will not be charged the course fee. You will be asked to state your payment information, this is to ensure the Graduate School’s cancellation policy.

PhD student enrolled at other Danish universities/other applicants:
Please apply and pay directly on the course organiser’s homepage

You can apply for the theoretical part only (online course) or the full course. All participants not enrolled as PhD students at SUND must pay the course fee when applying for the course. Please contact your Graduate School regarding possible reimbursement of the course fee.


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

Knowledge
After completing the course the student is expected to:
• understand that animal experimentation is complicated and requires current training to secure the well-being of the animals and the scientific outcome
• explain the biological basis of laboratory animal breeding and maintenance, housing and management including basic genetics and reproduction, health monitoring, housing and handling (pre-, intra and post-procedural)
• explain the legal basis for animal experimentation
• explain and critically evaluate the scientific methods applied within animal experimentation including blood sampling, injections, principles for drug-development and testing, anesthesia and analgesia and evaluation of pain -and stress related behaviour in laboratory animals
• discuss the basic biology of laboratory animals including behavioural and physiological needs
• explain and critically evaluate basic knowledge relating to design and evaluation of studies using live animals


Skills
After completing the course the student is expected to:
• organize self-training on handling and procedures in the most common laboratory animals
• discuss and evaluate the basic principles on how to use animals for research
• discuss and evaluate principles of procedures on their future experiments
• discuss, evaluate and argue about the ethical basis for the use of animals for research


Competencies
After completing the course the student is expected to:
• independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in handling of common rodents used for research
• independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in the performance of basic animal experiments
• achieve a personal license to independently plan, implement and take responsibility for the design and performance of animal experimentation within the European Union according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 and the Danish executive order 12 of 07/01/2016, §56.


Content
The course is a function A/B/D course according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 (previously designated category C), accredited by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) as well as the Ministry of Environment and Food under the Danish Government.

The course gives practical and theoretic introduction to handling, housing and using laboratory animals and how to replace, refine and reduce the use of live animals for research.

After completed course, the participant will get a FELASA accredited certificate from the University of Copenhagen, and will be registered in the European FELASA database. The participant will thus be entitled to achieve a personal license to independently plan, implement and take responsibility for the design and performance of animal experimentation within the European Union according to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU Article 23.2 and the Danish executive order 2028 of 14/12/2020, §56.

The course adheres to the EU Directive 2010/63/EU and the more detailed learning outcomes described by EU's expert working group in 'A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive' (click here for more info)


Participants
PhD students at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen


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


Language
English


Form
Theory is offered via online teaching (e-lectures, case studies, theoretical exercises) at all times, with the possibility to meet teachers on-line and in person on regular occasions.

Compulsory practicals (in total three sessions during two consecutive days) are offered weekly on dates selected by the participants.

The course is ended with am oral examination.

Workload
E-learning 85 h
Plenary sessions 12 h
Practical exercises 12 h
Preparation 95 h
Exam 2 h
TOTAL 206 h


Course director
Klas Abelson, Associate Professor, PhD
Department of Experimental Medicine
klasab@sund.ku.dk

Axel Kornerup Hansen, Professor, DVM
Department of Veterinary and Animal Science
akh@sund.ku.dk


Teachers
Staff at the Department of Experimental Medicine, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, other departments at the University of Copenhagen, as well as a few external teachers.


Dates
Course start: 1 November 2021
Examination: January 2022


Course location
Department of Experimental Medicine, Panum, Blegdamsvej 3B, DK-2200 Copenhagen N.
Frederiksberg Campus, Dyrlægevej 45, DK-1870, Frederiksberg.


Registration
Please register before 15 October 2021


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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