SU809: Laboratory Animal Science

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: English, Danish or English depending on the teacher, but English if international students are enrolled
EKA: N810003112, N810003102
Censorship: Second examiner: None
Grading: Pass/Fail
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn, Spring
Level: Master

STADS ID (UVA): N810003101
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 02-10-2019


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Comment

29004501 (former UVA) is identical with this course description.

Location: Theory: J.B. Winsløws Vej 19; exercises: J.B. Winsløws Vej 23.
Students must bring their own freshly washed white coat with long sleeves.

The course is optional for the following curricula: Biology, biomedicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacy or another relevant scientific subject. Due to the limited number of participants, the course is offered primarily to graduate students who need to use animal experiments in their master thesis.

The course is held twice a year in resp. spring and autumn holidays, there is a maximum of 40 places at a time.

The course has limited entry: The course has limited seats and in case of too many applications, priority is given to the timely registration by date of registration. 

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree in biology, biomedicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, or pharmacy. Students who are involved in animal experiments as part of their master’s project are prioritised. 
Bachelor students, can have access to the course if they need the qualification in projects involving animal experiments. (Application for dispensation from the prerequisites is to be submitted to the study board of the Faculty of Natural Sciences). 

Academic preconditions

Students taking the course are expected to have prepared themselves via e-learn (20 hours of self-study).

Participant limit

40

Course introduction

The aim of this course is to give participants basic knowledge of the biology, care and use of animals in experimental medicine and biomedical research. This course in compulsory for persons involved in animal experiments. The course complies to legal requirements for qualification of persons working with laboratory animals, according Danish law (Kap. 14, Bekendtgørelse om dyreforsøg, BEK nr 12 af 07/01/2016 ), corresponding to European law (Art. 23, EU Directive 2010/63/EU of 22/01/2010). 

The course builds on legislative demands for qualification of persons involved in animal experiments (Law order on animal experiments, §57). The knowledge acquired in this course is required for participating in animal experiments for a master’s thesis, or other activities involving the use of animals, that are part of the degree. The course offers EU function AD qualification 
In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:

  • Give the competence to perform animal experiments
  • Give skills to handle and use laboratory animals
  • Give knowledge and understanding of handling of laboratory animal species, laboratory animal genetics, gene modified animals, health aspects, anaesthesia, euthanasia, experimental procedures, surgery, post-operative care, legislation, bio-ethics, biology of laboratory animals, housing and care of laboratory animals, clinical observations, animal welfare, humane endpoints.

Expected learning outcome

The learning objectives of the course is that the student demonstrates the ability to:
  • handle laboratory animals correct and safe
  • apply anaesthesia to laboratory animals
  • apply procedures on laboratory animals
  • apply animals in biomedical research
  • work with laboratory animals according to legal guidelines and ethical principles

Content

The following main topics are contained in the course:
  • handling of laboratory animal species
  • laboratory animal genetics
  • gene modified animals
  • health aspects
  • anaesthesia and euthanasia
  • experimental procedures and surgery
  • post-operative care
  • legislation and bio-ethics
  • biology of laboratory animals
  • housing and care of laboratory animals
  • clinical observations
  • animal welfare
  • humane endpoints.

Literature

See Blackboard for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Prerequisites for participating in the exam a)

Timing

Fall

Tests

Se Danish version

EKA

N810003112

Censorship

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

To be announced during the course

ECTS value

0

Additional information

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.
The prerequisite examination is a prerequisite for participation in exam element a)

Exam element a)

Timing

Autumn/spring

Prerequisites

Type Prerequisite name Prerequisite course
Examination part Prerequisites for participating in the exam a) N810003101, SU809: Laboratory Animal Science

Tests

Concluding test

EKA

N810003102

Censorship

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

Exam aids allowed.

A closer description of the exam rules will be posted under 'Course Information' on Blackboard.

ECTS value

5

Additional information

A total score of 80 % in the concluding test is necessary to pass. 

The examination form for re-examination may be different from the exam form at the regular exam.


Indicative number of lessons

46 hours per semester

Teaching Method

The teaching is based on EU guidance document ”Education and Training Framework”, which describes the necessary prerequisites for achieving qualification for working with animal experiments (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/guidance/education_training/en.pdf).

Studyactivities:
During the introphase, it is expected that the student studies the material on e-learn and performs the tests of each module

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Peter Bollen PBollen@health.sdu.dk Biomedicinsk Laboratorium

Timetable

3
Monday
18-01-2021
Tuesday
19-01-2021
Wednesday
20-01-2021
Thursday
21-01-2021
Friday
22-01-2021
08 - 09
09 - 10
10 - 11
11 - 12
12 - 13
13 - 14
14 - 15
15 - 16
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Administrative Unit

Biokemi og Molekylær Biologi

Team at Registration & Legality

NAT

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