To give in accordance with Finnish and European legislation theoretical training in laboratory animal science, which is obligatory for personnel performing any of the Functions A-D of Article 23 (2010/63/EU); A = persons carrying out procedures on animals; B = persons designing procedures and projects; C = persons taking care of animals; D = persons killing animals.
Annually, I. period
The course content complies with requirements in Finnish legislation on the use of animals for teaching and research and the directive of the European parliament and council, including e.g. biology and husbandry of laboratory animals; microbiology and disease; genetics; health hazards and safe practices; design and conduct of animal experiments; anaesthesia, analgesia and experimental procedures; humane endpoints; assessment of pain, distress and suffering; alternatives to animal use; ethical aspects and legislation; analysis of scientific literature.
Power-point hand-outs of the lectures as well as accessory learning material will be made available in Moodle. Supplementary material: Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science (2nd edition), Vol 1, Essential Principles and Practices. Jann Hau and Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr. (eds). CRC Press, 2003; or other literature.
Grading scale 0-5 (exam).
The lectures will be given in English. According to Finnish legislation on the use of animals for teaching and research (497/2013,8§) and the directive (2010/63/EU) of the European parliament and council, in addition to the required training in laboratory animal science, a person designing procedures and projects must have an appropriate higher university degree.
Lectures and an exam. 80% lecture attendance required.
These lectures together with courses 522085 and 522055 (or courses of similar content) give necessary basic theoretical knowledge needed for carrying out procedures on animals and designing procedures and projects. Changes in legislation are possible and will be reflected in course contents (information will be given on the website of the Division Physiology and Neuroscience).