Laboratory Animal Science

Course Code :2005FBDBMW
Study domain:Biomedical Sciences
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Sequentiality:Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:104
Study load (hours):336
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Chris Van Ginneken
Debby Van Dam
Peter De Deyn
Dries Knapen
Steven Van Cruchten

3. Course contents *

This course covers the various topics that are mentioned in the KB 29/05/2013 and which are necessary to obtain a certificate (felasa C accredited). In short, various lectures address more general topics such as history of animal experimentation and legislation, ethics, law, other deal with vary 'practical' subjects such as nutrition, housing, anaesthesia, ... . In the last partim the definition, validity, use and restrictions of various animal models will be addressed. Representative models for (toxicologic, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, oncologic etc) human diseases will be discussed. During the practical sessions, the students learn how to handle various lab animals and learn how the perform simple experimental techniques. When possible, alternative methods will be used.