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

Accreditation and Approval

Is the course accredited

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

Reference: F002/03

Course is approved by the authority

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

Reference: DTES/2018/06/abcd

Education and time investments

Minimum education

Bachelor's Degree

Time investments

Self-learning: 80 hours

Timetabled attendance: 20 hours

Assessment: 2 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) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
4 Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
5 Recognition of pain, suffering and distress - species specific Cephalopods, Reptiles, 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) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
8 Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Reptiles, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, 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) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, 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) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
Function D Killing animals
Modules Designation Species
All core modules
3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) Cephalopods, Reptiles, Fish, Frog, Rabbit, Dog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs, Ruminants
6.2 Humane methods of killing (skills) Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Reptiles, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs
Additional task specific modules
Modules Designation Species
20 Anaesthesia for minor procedures Zebra fish, Cephalopods, Reptiles, Frog, Rabbit, Rat, Mouse, Pigs
21 Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures Frog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs
22 Principles of surgery Frog, Rat, Mouse, Pigs