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Laboratory Animal Science

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Since 2004, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences has offered a course in Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) for scientists (category C).

This course meets the requirements for recognition as ‘Cat C Animal Experiment Leader’ as defined by the royal decree of 13 September 2004. This royal decree regulates the education and training of persons performing or participating in animal experiments, and those responsible for the care of laboratory animals.

Very recently, the LAS course offered by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences also became the first course in Belgium to be accredited by FELASA (the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations). This means that the quality of the programme is internationally recognised and is constantly monitored and evaluated. This also means that, with a certificate from the University of Antwerp, you can perform research in countries other than the one in which you trained, i.e. Belgium.