Laboratory Animal Sciences

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This course is a requirement for conducting animal experiments and teaches you the basics on animal research.
The objective of the course is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research. From the beginning of the course, emphasis is placed on the fact that the scientist is the central person in the design and performance of animal experiments, and that he/she has specific responsibilities with respect to the welfare of the animals used. It is made clear that the use of animals can be accepted only under a set of strict conditions. Among these are that the experiment must be approved by an ethics committee, and must be conducted by persons who are fully competent.

Please note:

  • You should take the laboratory animal sciences course only if you need it for your research project; you must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator.
  • Because this course is expensive, you need to fill the rest of your elective component with modules which are free of extra costs, in exceptional cases more than one course may be allowed. You have to ask prior approval from the Board of Examiners if you want to take more than one of these courses.
  • There are different courses offered please read the information on Osiris carefully. You must have permission from your supervisor and your programme coordinator to follow this course.

You can find the exact course dates and information for the English taught course here and about the Dutch course here.

Students BIFM, BIDM, BISM, CSND, EPIM, IMIF, NSCN, RMTM, TXEH: register by completing this BMS form133.5 KB.

Students BII, ENVB, MCLS, DINN and SBM: register by completing this Faculty of Science form29.36 KB.



Optional for students from other programmes