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BIMAPGS1024 Competence on use and care of laboratory animals 6 ECTS
Organised by
Biomedical Imaging

Learning outcomes

This course has 2 main objectives: 1) To comply with both Finnish (62/2006 Act and 36/2006 Decree) and European regulations (Directive 86/609/EEC, Directive 2010/63/EU, and Convention 1986/ETS 123) for the education of persons using animals for experimental or teaching purposes; and 2) To provide introductory knowledge and skills to persons using experimental animals in order to accomplish good
experiments and achieve high scientific standards. After successful completion of this course, students will be
considered competent to design animal experiments and to undertake animal work on their own.


Theoretical contents (approx. 70%): 1) Introduction, legislation and ethics in animal research; 2) Animal biology, care and genetics; 3) Basic techniques and procedures in laboratory animals; 4) Animal research issues. Practical contents (approx. 30%): hands-on exercises and group work.

Teaching language




Study materials

– The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use. Refinement, Reduction and Research. B. Howard, T. Nevalainen and G. Perretta (eds.).  CRC Press, 2011. Price: approx. 65 EUR.
– Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science (3rd  Edition), Vol 1, Essential Principles and Practices. Jann Hau and Steven J Schapiro (eds). CRC Press, 2011.  Price: approx. 110 EUR.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
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Institute of Biomedicine
DP in Biomedicine
Finnish Study Modules
MDP in Drug Discovery and Development
MDP in Biomedical Imaging
Biomedical Imaging