Laboratory Animal Centre arranges an on-line course of EU Functions A & D in English for the people who use mice and/or rats in their research. The course gives rights to carry out procedures on mice or rats or both species (according to Finnish Act 497/2013 and Decree 564/2013, and EU Directive 2010/63/EU).
The course follows the EU Modules that are included in Functions A & D (carrying out procedures and killing animals):
Module 1: National legislation
Module 2: Ethics, animal welfare and the Three Rs (level 1)
Module 3.1: Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (theory)
Module 3.2: Basic and appropriate biology – species specific (practical)
Module 4: Animal care, health and management – species specific (theory)
Module 5: Recognition of pain, suffering and distress – species specific
Module 6.1: Humane methods of killing - species specific (theory)
Module 6.2: Humane methods of killing - species specific (skills)
Module 7: Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (theory)
Module 8: Minimally invasive procedures without anaesthesia – species specific (skills)
Module 10: Design of procedures and projects (level 1)
Module 20: Anaesthesia for minor procedures
Module 21: Advanced anaesthesia for surgical or prolonged procedures
Module 22: Principles of surgery
The course is accredited by FELASA - the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations.
The use of animals in research: course for persons carrying out procedures 1.9. - 12.10.2022
Laboratory Animal Centre arranges a course for researchers and technical staff ‘The use of animals in research: the course for the people carrying out procedures on animals’ between 1st September - 12th October 2022.
The short introduction lecture is arranged at 9-10 on 1st September by Zoom video connection. The theory of the course is arranged in Moodle platform with self-study material between 1st - 16th September 2022. Working time that the material takes to go through and learn, is about 50 hours.
The exam in Moodle will be arranged at 9 - 11 on 16th September on site in Viikki campus. The place for the exam will be announced later.
The animal hands-on-exercises with mice and/or rats are arranged in small groups in October, in weeks 40 and 41 (1 day/species/student). Practical exercises include the handling techniques, procedures, anaesthesia and euthanasia of animals. The exam must be passed in order to participate in the animal exercises.
The course fee is dictated by the chosen exercises (one or two species).
For external customers, 24% VAT will be added to the sum of the invoice:
|Only online theory
|Animal exercises with one species
|Animal exercises with two species
The course gives 2,5 ECTS credits.
PhD students and researchers working at the University of Helsinki are first in line to participate in the course. Places are available on first come, first served bases. The maximum number of the students depends on the number of participants in mouse and rat exercises.
Binding course registrations in Sisu or by e-form at 1 July - 22 August, 2022:
In Sisu, the course code is 955003.
Please include to your registration:
1. Billing information
2. Are you going to carry out the exercises with a mouse, a rat or both species
3. Tell shortly, why you need the course. Especially, if you will carry out the rat exercise, please tell, what you are going to do with rats.
Studies for EU Modules 1, 2 and 10 (users of the other species)
Those, who are using for research purposes other species than the laboratory rodents, can carry out the course that includes the EU Modules 1 (National legislation), 2 (Ethics and 3Rs / level 1) and 10 (Design of procedures and projects).
The theory of the course is arranged in Moodle platform with self-study material between 1st - 16th September, 2022. The exam in Moodle will be arranged at 9 - 11 on 16th September on site in Viikki campus. The place for the exam will be announced later.
The course fee is 60 EUR for the students and staff at the UH and for external customers 120 EUR (+24% VAT). Billing information must be included in the registration.
Binding course registrations by e-form at 1 July - 22 August, 2022:
Further information: Niina Kemppinen