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Proefdierkunde

The Belgian Council of Laboratory Animal Science (BCLAS, http://www.bclas.be/(link is external)) organizes courses in accordance with the directives of the Belgian and European legislation which are based on the FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, http://www.felasa.org(link is external)) recommendations. FELASA has drawn up a series of recommendations on the knowledge and experience which should be acquired by those who work with laboratory animals or supervise them, in order to achieve a higher level of uniformity in Europe concerning the education and training.

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

KOSTPRIJS

 

De kostprijs van deze permanente vorming bedraagt 300 euro per persoon inclusief examengeld. De cursus is beschikbaar in Alpha Copy (Tiensestraat 89-91, 3000 Leuven). Je inschrijving is definitief na invullen van het formulier en na betaling van de factuur.

The course fee amounts 300 euro per person and includes the exam fee.​

Upon completion of the registration form and after payment of the course fee, the enrollment is definitive.

praktische informatie

examen/examination

Na de opleiding vindt het examen (schriftelijk) plaats. Een tweede examenkans wordt georganiseerd in de tweede examenperiode (augustus-september). Indien de student slaagt voor het examen en deelgenomen heeft aan de drie practica, ontvangt de cursist een getuigschrift proefdierkunde voor laboratoriumtechnologen-categorie B, conform het KB van 13-09-04. Dit getuigschrift is erkend door de federale overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, veiligheid van de voedselketen en leefmilieu, afdeling Dierenwelzijn en stelt u als medewerker van een dienst of instelling die werkt met proefdieren in regel met de huidige wetgeving.

After the course, a written exam is organized.  A second exam chance is organized during the second examination period (August-September). Upon successful completion of the exam and participation of all three workshops, the student receives a certificate 'Laboratory animal science for biotechnicians Category B’ recognized by the competent government service. The exam is scheduled on April 1st 2019, at 14.30 h in auditorium 005.

For more information about the course you may contact vicky.depreter@ucll.be(link sends e-mail)

Additional administrative information can be obtained at hilde.dejonghe@ucll.be