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Proefdierkunde voor biotechniekers (categorie B) - Laboratory animal science (category B)

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Location:  UC Leuven-Limburg - campus Gasthuisberg, Leuven – (auditorium 007) - The workshops are organized in Leuven (see below for more information).

Start of the lessons: Second week of February 2018, each Monday and Wednesday from 13.00 till 17.00h

Mo 12/02/18:      General introduction: history of animal research, legal guidelines and alternatives for laboratory  animal experiments

We 14/02/18:      Zootechnics and experimental procedures on laboratory animals. Pathology, hygiene and safety in an animal facility

Mo 19/02/18:      Applied genetics and comparative anatomy of some laboratory animals      

We 21/02/18:      Workshop 1: Handling of small animals (E. Dewil and L. Hendrickx, Animalium (De Croylaan 34,  Heverlee))                      

Mo 26/02/18:      Seminar: Chirurgical techniques applied on laboratory animals (V. Heedfeld)

We 28/02/18:      Anesthesia - Euthanasia

Mo 05/03/18:      Ethology, animal welfare, stress and anxiety 

We 09/03/18:      No class

Mo 12/03/18:      Workshop 2: Dissection of the rat (Rattus norvegicus) (Instituut voor Dierkunde - KU Leuven DeBeriotstraat, Leuven)

We 14/03/18:      Statistics (W. Berthels)

Mo 19/03/18:      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, Minderbroederstraat 11, Leuven))

We 21/03/18:      Seminar: The human use of animals for experiments & ethics (J. De Tavernier) handling of small animals handling of small animals


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 in the week 26-30 March 2018 (date to be confirmed) at 13.00h in auditorium 005.