· Optional course
· The Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine coordinates the course
· The course is part of the Field-Specific Studies module
· The course is available to students of other degree programmes
Provide the students theoretical and hands on training on basic of power calculation in animal experimentation. This will include topics such as how to calculate appropriate numbers of mice / rats for the experimental set-up, introduction of available web tools and the use of GM-models in in scientifically sound biomedical research
Day 1: lectures covering topics such as why we need animal experiments, current trends and threats in animal experimentation, reproducibility issues in animal experimentation, and utilization of systematic reviews and meta-analysis. The day 1 will be open for everyone.
Day 2: workshop where participants will be given an opportunity to utilize the learning outcomes from the lectures.
1 cr: pre-assignment + full attendance at lectures OR
1 cr: full attendance at lectures and workshop OR
2 cr: pre-assignment + full attendance at lectures and workshop
Pass/fail, full attendance required
NB! The number of participants in the workshop is limited to 20. The selection of the participants is based on motivation letters.
If you wish to attend to the workshop, please write a 1-2-page motivation letter describing why it is important for you to participate in this workshop.
Send the letter to vootele.voikar-at-helsinki.fi by October 31, 2018
Two-day course. The Day 1 is composed of lectures; Day 2 is a workshop for selected participants.
Pre-assignment: Familiarize yourself with the course speakers by reading about their research and latest publications from their web sites and PubMed. Choose one speaker and write a two-page summary about their research and major findings. You can also include a summary figure etc. in your report. To the end add 1-2 questions you would like to present to the speaker based on their recent papers. To get the credits, the assignment has to be submitted before the course to the organizer.