Course name

Institution

University Utrecht

Location

Utrecht, Netherlands

Language

English

Public contact e-mail

[email protected]

Delivery methods

Online

Classroom

Animal room/laboratory

Group assignments

Hybrid (online and live)

Accreditation and Approval

Is the course accredited

Yes, by: FELASA from 2019-04-09 to 2024-04-09

Reference: 066 19aF and 066 19bF

Course is approved by the authority

Ministerial Decree on Recognition of Courses and Certificates relating to Laboratory Animals, from 2017-10-28 to 2030-12-31

Reference: https://wetten.overheid.nl/BWBR0035926/2017-10-28

Education and time investments

Minimum education

Master's Degree

Time investments

Self-learning: 18 hours

Timetabled attendance: 42 hours

Assessment: 3 hours

Modules
Core
Modules Designation Species
1 National legislation (Member-state)
2 Ethics, animal welfare and the Three Rs (level 1)
3.1 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (theory) Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse
4 Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory) Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse
5 Recognition of pain, suffering and distress - species specific Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse
6.1 Humane methods of killing (theory)
Function B Designing procedures and projects
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
7 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (theory) Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse
9 Ethics, animal welfare and the Three Rs (level 2)
10 Design of procedures and projects (level 1)
11 Design of procedures and projects (level 2)
Function C Taking care of animals
Modules Designation Species
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse
Additional task specific modules
Modules Designation Species
20 Anaesthesia for minor procedures Rabbit, Rat, Syrian (golden) hamster, Guinea pig, Mouse