Course name

Institution

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Language

English

Public contact e-mail

[email protected]

Delivery methods

Online

Classroom

Animal room/laboratory

Group assignments

Accreditation and Approval

Is the course accredited

Yes, by: FELASA from 2003-04-01 to 2025-01-01

Reference: F004/03

Course is approved by the authority

Generalitat de Catalunya, from 2018-08-01 to 2026-05-07

Reference: DTES/2018/07/abcdef

Education and time investments

Minimum education

Bachelor's Degree

Time investments

Self-learning: 600 hours

Timetabled attendance: 360 hours

Assessment: 30 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) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Minipigs, Ruminants, Other
4 Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Minipigs, Ruminants
5 Recognition of pain, suffering and distress - species specific Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
6.1 Humane methods of killing (theory)
Function A Carrying out procedures on animals
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
7 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (theory) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
8 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
Function B Designing procedures and projects
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
7 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (theory) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
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
All core modules
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Pigs, Ruminants
Function D Killing animals
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
6.2 Humane methods of killing (skills) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
Additional task specific modules
Modules Designation Species
20 Anaesthesia for minor procedures Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
21 Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures Rabbit, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
22 Principles of surgery Rat, Pigs
23 Advanced animal husbandry, care and enrichment practices Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Guinea pig, Mouse, Pigs, Minipigs, Ruminants, Other
24 Designated Veterinarian
25 Project Evaluator
Other additional modules
Modules Designation Species
12 Severity assessment framework Zebra fish, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants, Other
50 Introduction to the local environment (establishment) for persons taking specific roles under the Directive
51 Information provision and retrieval
52 Searching for (existing) non-animal alternatives
60 Developing non-animal alternatives for regulatory use