Programma for 2018-2019
Start of the lessons: Second week of February 2019, each Tuesday and Wednesday from 13.00 till 17.00h
Location: campus Gasthuisberg – UC Leuven-Limburg (auditorium 007) - The workshops are organized in Leuven (see below for more information).
Tu 12/02/19: General introduction: history of animal research, legal guidelines and alternatives for laboratory animal experiments
We 13/02/19: Zootechnics and experimental procedures on laboratory animals.
Tue 19/02/19: Applied genetics and comparative anatomy of some laboratory animals
We 20/02/19: Pathology, hygiene and safety in an animal facility
Tu 26/02/19: Workshop 1: Handling of small animals (E. Dewil and L. Hendrickx, Animalium (De Croylaan 34, Heverlee))
We 27/02/19: Anesthesia - Euthanasia
Tu 05/03/19: No class
We 06/03/19: No class
Tu 12/03/19: Seminar: Chirurgical techniques applied on laboratory animals (V. Heedfeld) + Virtual dissection of the rat (Rattus norvegicus)
We 13/03/19: Statistics (W. Berthels)
Tu 19/03/19: Workshop 2: laboratory animal anesthesia module + welfare assessment of laboratory animals
We 20/03/19: Workshop 3: Guided tour at the animal facility of the Rega Institute and demonstration of some experimental techniques (G. Thijs and C. De Keyser, Rega Instituut (KU Leuven, Herestraat 49, Leuven))handling of small animals handling of small animals
Tu 26/03/19: Ethology, animal welfare, stress and anxiety
We 27/03/19: Seminar: The human use of animals for experiments & ethics (J. De Tavernier) handling of small animals handling of small animals
Upon completion of the registration form and after payment of the course fee, the enrollment is definitive.