Course name

Institution

Réseau des Animaleries Lémaniques (ResAL)

Location

Geneva & Lausanne, Switzerland

Language

English, French

Public contact e-mail

[email protected]

Delivery methods

Online

Animal room/laboratory

Accreditation and Approval

Is the course accredited

Yes, by: Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office from 2018-08-01 to 2032-12-31

Reference: 18_0005c

Course is approved or recognized by the authority

FELASA, from 2020-01-01 to 2025-01-02

Reference: 038/12

Education and time investments

Minimum education

Mandatory course for all persons performing animal experimentation including animal technicians

Time investments

Self-learning: 5 hours

Timetabled attendance: 40 hours

Assessment: 1 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) Rat, Mouse
4 Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory) Rat, Mouse
5 Recognition of pain, suffering and distress - species specific Rat, Mouse
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) Rat, Mouse
8 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills) Rat, Mouse
Function B Designing procedures and projects
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
10 Design of procedures and projects (level 1)
Function C Taking care of animals
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Rat, Mouse
Function D Killing animals
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Rat, Mouse
6.2 Humane methods of killing (skills) Rat, Mouse
Additional task specific modules
Modules Designation Species
20 Anaesthesia for minor procedures Rat, Mouse
21 Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures Rat, Mouse