A Laboratory Animal Science

 
6,21
2014
Subject course
40
2014-10-06
Swedish or English
Madeleine Le Grevès
Department of Neuroscience
BMC, Husargatan 3
Box 593, 751 24 Uppsala
Week 45-47, date for exam:November 21st
BMC
3 weeks
 

After having successfully completed the course the students should have good knowledge of: biology and husbandry of laboratory animals; microbiology and disease of laboratory animals; health hazards and safe practices in the animal house; design and conduct of animal experiments; alternatives to animal use; ethical aspects and legislation; analysis of scientific literature, and be able to handle mice and rats and perform common invasive procedures on laboratory animals.

Course 6A is needed for the student who intends to work with experimental animals. The course gives international authority to independent work with laboratory animals. The course includes lectures, seminars, assignments as well as practical animal handling and invasive procedures. The lectures cover i.a. laws and regulations, laboratory animal biology, maintenance, experimental methods, alternative methods and ethics in laboratory animal experimentation.

Lectures, seminars, group work and personal assignments, practical handling and procedures on animals. Compulsory items: 85% attendance at lectures and seminars. Contribute to group work and write assignments. 100% attendance at practical handling and procedures on animals.

Written examination, mandatory and satisfactory participation in seminars and practicals, satisfactorily completed assignments and group work

Suggested reading:

-FÖRSÖKSDJURSKUNSKAP,
Karl Johan Öbrink och Margareta Waller.
Studentlitteratur, Lund, 1996.

or:
-HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE-3rd EDITION
Essential Principles and Practices, Volume I, 2011.
CRC Press Boca Raton, Fl, USA
Jann Hau and Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr..

-HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE-3rd EDITION
Animal Models, Volume II, 2011.
CRC Press Boca Raton, Fl, USA
Jann Hau and Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr..

-HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE-2nd EDITION
Animal Models, Volume III, 2005.
CRC Press Boca Raton, Fl, USA
Jann Hau and Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr..

Madeleine Le Grevès and invited lecturers

Madeleine Le Grevès
Department of Neuroscience
Box 593, BMC
751 24 Uppsala
Tel. 018-471 4136
Fax: 018-51 15 40
Email: madeleine.legreves@neuro.uu.se

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