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.
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.
This course is recognized as basic education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).
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.
In the frame of the regular Module 1 courses.
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.
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.
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 is responsibility of each participant.