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Course module: BMB426006
BMB426006
Laboratory Animal Sciences
Course info
Course codeBMB426006
ECTS Credits3
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeElective
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Graduate School of Life Sciences, fac. GNK;
Contact persondr. K.J. Koymans
E-mailK.J.Koymans@umcutrecht.nl
Lecturers
Contactperson for the course
dr. K.J. Koymans
Other courses by this lecturer
Lecturer
E.M.A. Langen
Other courses by this lecturer
Lecturer
T.P. Rooymans
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (07/09/2021 to 30/08/2022)
Teaching period in which the course begins
MASTER
Time slot-: Timeslot not applicable
Study mode
Full-time
RemarkTaught several times per year. Information on registration below.
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Pre-enrolmentNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Aims
For the learning outcomes of the Basic course and the Species-Specific course go to Directive 2010/63/EU pag. 40-74.
 
Basic course LAS: The Introduction to Laboratory Animal Science course is a FELASA accredited course (066/19bF) that covers according to the Directive 2010/63/EU and the related EC Guidelines (EC, 2014 ) the following:
Core Modules: 1. National legislation | 2. Ethics, animal welfare and the three R’s (level 1) | 3.1. Basic and appropriate biology (theory) 4. Animal care, health and management (theory) | 5. Recognition of pain, suffering and distress | 6.1. Humane methods of killing (theory)
Function Modules: 3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) | 7. Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia (theory) | 9. Ethics, animal welfare and the three R’s (level 2) | 10. Design of procedures and projects (level 1) | 11. Design of procedures and projects (level 2)
Additional Modules: 20. Anaesthesia for minor procedures
Use of Live Animals: Handling teaching: 3.2 Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Guinea pig, Rabbit
 
This species specific course covers the requirements according to the Directive 2010/63/EU and the related EC Guidelines (EC, 2014 ) the following:
Core Modules: 3.1. Basic and appropriate biology (theory) | 4. Animal care, health and management (theory) | 5. Recognition of pain, suffering and distress | | 6.1. Humane methods of killing (theory)
Function Modules: 3.2 Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical) | 7. Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia (theory) | 8. Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills)
Additional Modules: 20. Anaesthesia for minor procedures | 21. Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures | 22. Principles of surgery
Use of Live Animals: Handling teaching: 3.2 Mouse, Rat, Hamster, Guinea pig, Rabbit | Minor Invasive Procedures teaching: 8. Mouse and Rat.
Content
Period (from – till): several times a year.
 
Faculty:
Contact person GSLS: dr. Kirsten Koymans (k.j.koymans@umcutrecht.nl) 
Course examiners: Esther Langen (E.M.A.Langen@uu.nl) and Pim Rooymans (t.p.rooymans@uu.nl) 
Teachers are from the Department of Animals in Science and Society, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University Utrecht

NOTE: There are different courses offered, please read the information on the websites carefully. You should take the laboratory animal sciences course only if you need it for your research project; you must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator.

You can find the exact course dates and information for the English taught course here.
More information about the Dutch taught course can be foud 
here.

Course description:
This course is a requirement for conducting animal experiments and teaches you the basics on animal research.
The objective of the course is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research. From the beginning of the course, emphasis is placed on the fact that the scientist is the central person in the design and performance of animal experiments, and that he/she has specific responsibilities with respect to the welfare of the animals used. It is made clear that the use of animals can be accepted only under a set of strict conditions. Among these are that the experiment must be approved by an ethics committee, and must be conducted by persons who are fully competent.
Please note:
  • You should take the laboratory animal sciences course only if you need it for your research project; you must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator.
  • Because this course is expensive, you need to fill the rest of your elective component with modules which are free of extra costs, in exceptional cases more than one course may be allowed. You have to ask prior approval from the Board of Examiners if you want to take more than one of these courses.

Registration:

  • BMS students (BIFM, BIDM, BISM, CSND, EPIM, IMIF, NSCN, RMTM, TXEH): register by completing this BMS form.
  • Biosciences students (BIIN, ENVB, MCLS, DINN, SBM): register by completing this Faculty of Science form.
Fill out the form and first hand it in at your Master's programme’s administration desk for approval. You need a signature and financial account number in order to have the form accepted at the LAS administration. In order to get approval from the Board of Examiners please add a signed statement of your examiner that this course is mandatory for your researchproject. After obtaining the approval you can sent the form to the LAS administration.

Grade registration:
After finalising the course you will recieve a confirmation letter of completion including your grade. You have to e-mail this confirmation letter to your administration office (BMS / Biosciences) for the grades to be registered in Osiris. 

Mandatory for students in GSLS Master’s programme:
No.

Optional for students in GSLS Master’s programme:
Yes.
Competencies
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Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Medicine
  • Completed Bachelor
Required materials
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Instructional formats
Basic lecture

Lecture

Practical

Private-study

Tests
Final result
Test weight100
Minimum grade-

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