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Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science:
Non Rodent Species

Upcoming Course Dates
1 January – 31 December 2019
Special cases - internal administration
City TBA

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autumn/winter 2019
Pigs/Minipigs - Minipigs
Zürich, UZH Tierspital
Registration until 31.12.2019
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Ruminants General information
Eschikon

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Ruminants and biosafety

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tbd 2020
Ruminants Anesthesia - Anesthesia
City TBA

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2020
Pigs/Minipigs general day
Eschikon

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2020
Pigs/minipigs Anesthesia
Zürich, UZH Tierspital

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2020
Birds/Wild birds
Wauwiler Moss/Sempach, Vogelwarte Sempach

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2020
Birds/lab birds
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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1 January – 31 December 2020
Birds/hen
Zollikofen, Aviforum

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2020
Aquatic animals/cichlids
Bern

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Jan/Feb 2020
aquatic animals
Basel

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2020
Aquatic animals/Zebrafishes
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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2020
Aquatic animals/Amphibians
Zürich, ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg

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Other - All other species not listed
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M-20 – English

Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science:
Non Rodent Species

Learning Objectives and Target Audience

The course is primarily aimed at persons conducting animal experiments with animal species other than laboratory rodents and can be attended instead of module 1. In order to fulfill the legal requirements of 40 h training and be entitled to the certificate for “Persons conducting animal experiments”, each participant is expected to attend the lectures in general theory and 3 days of training related to the species of choice.

Criteria for the Participation

Because live animals are used in this training, the participant must prove that they are going to undertake animal experiment in the near future. This is verified by our government agency. We therefore ask for the name of the study director and the license number in the registration form. It is also possible to select only the days of practical training to get official certificates of continuing education.

Accreditation

This course is recognized as basic education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).

Conception

The duration of the whole course is 5 half days of lectures (2.5 days) and 3 days practical training corresponding to the minimum of 40 hours required by the legislation. This course corresponds to the FELASA category B course but is not accredited. 
Every participant can chose the species most convenient for him or her. Days that are dedicated to a particular species may also be booked separately as continuing education days. The species-specific course parts are organized at different places and include the following:  

– Biology of the species or group of species and special requirement
– Husbandry, capture, handling
– Identification, marking, fixation
– Diseases, indicators of disturbed welfare, euthanasia
– Anesthesia and analgesia
– Interventions and sampling methods
– Specific requirements concerning experimental design
– Behaviour, indicators of stress and pain
– Animal models

These contents may also be arranged as individual training in a tutorial system. The practical trainings are organized with the help of the Animal Welfare Officer of the University Zürich and the Responsible for Training and Education in Laboratory Animal Science of the ETH Zürich.

Theory Days

In the frame of the regular Module 1 courses.

Species-Specific Practical Course Part

This part will complete the acquired principles of the lectures based on the species of interest.
NB for Aquatic Animals: 2 fish days will be offered in Basel (Uni/FMI) - date to be announced.

Remark: A additional course dedicated to wild animals is organized by the Zoology Department of the University of Lausanne.

Location

In line with the LTK module 1 concept, lectures on general theory will take place in the modules 1 (in Zürich or Bern) 
Training on different groups of animals can be selected according to individual needs. These trainings may take place at various locations in Switzerland and will include practical work.

Certification and Costs

Entire Course (5 half days theory and 3 days practical training): 40 hours
Certificate to carry out animal experiment (only in combination with practical training)
- Affiliated with a University in Switzerland: CHF 1'400
- External, from an institution abroad or from industry: CHF 1'900

Practical Training only (per day)
Certificate for continuing education
- Affiliated with a University in Switzerland: CHF 350
- External, from an institution abroad or from industry: CHF 430

More details in http://www.ltk.uzh.ch/en/teaching-and-training/Overview.html

Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.

Insurance

Insurance is responsibility of each participant.