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Conceptual design & Content of Teaching
Dr. Susanne Serba
54-8284 / 54-5836

Course planning
Dr. Miriam Vogt
56-38868 / 54-5836


 
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Courses

General

Internal or external?
Internal users: You are an employee of a research group/Institute of ...
 

  • the University of Heidelberg,
  • the medical Faculty Heidelberg of the University of Heidelberg
  • the medical Faculty of Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg
  • not sufficient: student of the University of Heidelberg (the research group/Institute must also be located within these three institutions mentioned above)



External users:

  • Company employees
  • Institutions/cooperation partners outside the University of Heidelberg (e.g. ZI Mannheim)


Course selection: Which function do you have in an animal experiment?
The aim of EU directive 2010/63 was to standardize the basis for animal testing in the European Union and, in the course of this goal, to harmonize the essential qualifications of the persons involved. In this policy, groups of people are divided now by their function within the animal experiment and no longer in categories.

Meanwhile, the FELASA has also implemented the classification of the functions from the directive and the recommendations of the EU Working Group and abandoned the earlier FELASA categories, so the earlier categories are outdated (FELASA B courses are no longer available).

For a better understanding, a contrast of the most important classifications:
 

 

EU Art. 23 (2)

Function

former FELASA

category

practical performance of manipulations/experiments

A

B

(theoretical) planning of experiments

B

(C)

animal caretaking

C

A0 – A2

animal killing

D

-



Course function A/D (rodent or pig)

The participants are introduced to the basics of experimental lab animal science, animal welfare and animal-experimental work in theory and practice. In terms of content, the course complies with national and international standards (GV-SOLAS (Society of Laboratory Animal Science/FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations)). The course is offered species-specific for rodents as well as for pigs.

Course function D (Sacrificing for organ removal, species independent)

The participants are introduced to the basics of experimental lab animal science, welfare and animal-experimental work. Practical training takes place on the animal and includes handling, measurement of physiological basic data, marking, section and killing methods. No further interventions may be carried out by this person. Function D is included in Function A, i.e. if you register to function A course, you do not need to register to function D.

OP Module/Basics for surgical interventions (species independent, approx. 4h)

In the EU recommendation, operational interventions have been classified as higher-qualifying modules, i.e. persons of function A may carry out procedures but no surgical interventions. This is the main difference to the former FELASA B category. Surgical interventions include procedures that are performed under anesthesia and involve the opening of the animal body. If such procedures have to be carried out, the module for surgical interventions must have been completed beforehand. The OP module can only be completed if the course for obtaining the function A has been successfully completed. This module can also be completed at any time later.
 

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Course Aim

 

Through this course, participants are taught basics of laboratory animal science, animal welfare and experimental work with animals. The content is in accordance with the recommendations of the GV-SOLAS (Society of laboratory animal science) and the FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) for a course. This course is recommended by the regional council Karlsruhe (Referat Animal Welfare) and the animal welfare officers of Heidelberg University as an advanced course.

Target audience

 

Persons,

  • who perform animal experiments in scientific institutions of Heidelberg university according to the regulations of the animal welfare law.
  • who want to improve their knowledge of laboratory animal science and animal experiment or haven't got any yet.
  • who need an exceptional permit for their experimental work with animals.

Content

  Function A/D (rodent)
 
  • Legal framework for animal experiments in Germany, notification and authorization procedures, qualification, exceptional permits etc.
  • Biology of rodents, anatomy, physiological basic parameters, handling and behavior
  • Biotic and abiotic standardization in experimental animal housing; holding conditions and taking care of rodents, organizational paradigm of animal facilities
  • Standardization of experimental procedures
  • Genetic standardization and breeding of experimental animals, outbreeding, inbreeding, coisogenic and congenic strains, mutants, transgenic lines, marking and identification of laboratory animals
  • Microbiologic standardization of laboratory animals, hygiene categories, conventional, specified pathogen free (SPF) and gnotobiotic laboratory animals, housing systems, influence of infections on laboratory animals and results, infection introduction and prevention
  • Experimental methods: non-surgical treatment like application (injections, gavage) and sample collection (blood sampling, collection of urine and feces etc.)
  • Anesthesia for laboratory animals, inhalation and injection anesthesia, analgesia, narcotic agents and methods, Monitoring
  • Diagnosis of pain, suffering and distress
  • Ethical aspects of animal experimentation
  • Sacrifice of laboratory animals according to the animal welfare law: chemical, physical and mechanic methods, execution and monitoring, necropsy of rodents
  • Nutrition of laboratory animals, nutrient requirements, feed composition, feeding techniques, metabolic caging and experiments
  • Replacement and supplementary methods, 3R concept
  • Electronic data and information gathering, planning, structure and statistic evaluation of animal experiments OP Module
  • Theory: Surgical intervention for rodents, surgical principles, suturing techniques, surgical equipment, asepsis and antisepsis
  • Practical part: surgical intervention in rodents

 

Course dates

 

A theory lecture takes place two times per semester. This usually lasts from Monday to Thursday, each morning. The theory examination takes place on Fridays. The passing of the examination and a complete participation in the theory lecture is a prerequisite for taking part in the practical exercises. The practical exercises usually take place 6-8 times per semester (half day in the morning). The spots of the course are allocated after waiting list, so please register as early as possible, especially if you have any special requests for dates.
Participants for function D also participate in the theory lecture (incl. exam), but the practical exercises are less extensive.


Course dates 2018:

Theory Lecture:

there will be no further theory lectures in 2018

Practical exercises:

19.0-23.11.2018 (German, fully booked)


Course dates 2019:

Theory Lecture:

14.01.-18.01.2019 (English, 10-14) with exam on the 21.1. (10-11)
08.04.-12.04.2019 (German)
01.07.-05.07.2019 (English)
14.10.-18.10.2019 (German)

Practical exercises:

28.01.-01.02.2019 (English, fully booked)
11.02.-15.02.2019 (English, fully booked)
01.04.-05.04.2019 (English/German)

06.05.-10.05.2019 (German)
20.05.-24.05.2019 (German)
24.06.-28.06.2019 (German)

15.07.-19.07.2019 (English)
23.09.-27.09.2019 (English)

04.11.-08.11.2019 (German)
18.11.-22.11.2019 (German)

Pricing

 

Function A/D (rodent) € 150
Function A/D (pig) € 75
Function D (Sacrificing for organ removal) € 25
OP module € 75


 

Location

 

Theory Lecture:
Several lecture halls in the Theoretikum (to be announced in advance)

Practical Exercises
Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung der Universität Heidelberg (IBF)
course room, 2. floor
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg

Number of participants

 

Number of participants Theory Lecture
Approx. 60 persons
Practical Exercises *:
20 persons


* Conditions of participation: Complete participation in the theory lecture as well as passed exam

The link in the right column is going to lead you to the sign-up.

Course certificate

 

The sucessful and regular participation is accredited by a written exam and awarding of a certificate. It is bilingual (german and english) and is a prerequisite for the issuing of an exceptional permit for the execution of animal experiments according to § 9, passage 1, sentence 4 of the animal welfare law.

Sign-up, Infos, Questions

 

Dr. Susanne Serba, Dr. Miriam Vogt
University of Heidelberg
Interfaculty Biomedical Facility
In Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg,
Phone: 06221-56-38868
Fax: 06221-54-58 36
Email: kurse@ibf.uni-heidelberg.de

Sign-Up internal

Please register online with the following information:


User name: Anmeldung
PW: (without password)

Once you have entered your data, please print out the registration form. After that, click "Eingaben überprüfen". Confirm the correctness of the information with "Ja, speichern". Have the printed form signed by your project leader or its representative and send it to the IBF (as print version or scan). For employees of the medical Faculty of Mannheim, the signature of Dr. Kränzlin is obligatory for the registration.

Please send the completed and signed form by post or as a scan to:

Dr. Miriam Vogt
University of Heidelberg
Interfaculty Biomedical Facility (IBF)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg
Kurse@ibf.uni-heidelberg.de


Please make sure that your immunization protection against tetanus is active for all courses. We advise against participating in the rodent course if you are suffering from a rodent allergy.

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Course goal

 

This advanced course teaches practical and theorethical principles of laboratory animal science, animal welfare and competent animal experimentation. The content is in accordance with the recommendations of the GV-SOLAS (Society of laboratory animal science) and the FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) for a class B course.

Course recognition and references

 

This course is taught sinde 1987 and is:

  • officially recognized as an advanced course in Switzerland
  • valued at 40 ATF hours by the working community for veterinary training (ATF)
  • recommended by the regional council Karlsruhe and the animal welfare officers of Heidelberg university.

     

Target audience

 

 

  • Scientist, physicians and veterinarians, who want to perform animal experiments or are interested in the topic and have no prior experience and knowledge.
  • Persons without a higher degree of education, who need an exceptional permit for the execution of animal experiments according to § 9, passage 1, sentence 4 of the animal welfare law.

 

Content

 
  • Legal framework for animal experiments in Germany, notification and authorization procedures, qualification, exceptional permits etc.
  • Biology of rodents, anatomy, physiological basic parameters, handling and behavior
  • Biotic and abiotic standardisation in experimental animal housing; holding conditions and taking care of rodents, organisational paradigm of animal facilities
  • Standardisation of experimental procedures
  • Genetic standardisation and breeding of experimental animals, outbreeding, inbreeding, coisogenic and congenic strains, mutants, transgenic lines, marking and identification of laboratory animals
  • Microbiologic standardisation of laboratory animals, hygiene categories, conventional, specified pathogen free (SPF) and gnotobiotic laboratory animals, housing systems, influence of infections on laboratory animals and results, infection introduction and prevention
  • Experimental methods: non surgical treatment like application (injections, gavage) and sample collection (blood sampling, collection of urine and feces etc.)
  • Surgical intervention for rodents, anesthesia for laboratory animals, inhalation and injection anesthesia, analgesia, narcotic agents and methods, Monitoring, Diagnosis of pain and distress, surgical principles, suturing techniques, surgical equipment, asepsis and antisepsis
  • Practical surgical intervention (rodents)
  • Sacrifice of laboratory animals according to the animal welfare law: chemical, physical and mechanic methods, execution and monitoring, necropsy of rodents
  • Nutrition of laboratory animals, nutrient requirements, feed composition, feeding techniques, metabolic caging and experiments
  • Replacement and supplementary methods, 3R concept
  • Electronic data and information gathering, planning, structure and statistic evaluation of animal experiments
  • Ethical aspects of animal expermintation

 

Certificate

 

The sucessful and regular participation is accredited by a written exam and awarding of a certificate. It is bilingual (german and english) and is a prerequisite for the issuing of an exceptional permit for the execution of animal experiments according to § 9, passage 1, sentence 4 of the animal welfare law.
It is also an additional qualification for the leadership or deputy leadership of animal experimental projects.

Scientific conduct

Scientific conduct
Ms. K. Becker, VMD
Ms. S. Serba, VMD

Course dates

 

Course dates 2018:

 
  • 03.12.-07.12.2018 (5 course days)

 

Course dates 2019:

 

  • 11.03.-15.03.2019 (5 course days)
  • 03.06.-07.06.2019 (5 course days)
  • 16.09.-20.09.2019 (5 course days)
  • 02.12.-06.12.2019 (5 course days)

 

A course takes 40 hours. Schedule is as follows:

 

  • 1st day: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-19.00
  • 2nd-5th day: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00

 

Number of participants

 

Participant number is limited to 20 per course

Pricing

 

Course price € 890, course script and materials included. Laboratory Animal Ltd (LAL) sometimes offers sponsoring for participation.

Location

 

Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung der Universität Heidelberg
Kursraum, 2. OG
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg

Further details will be sent with you invite.

Sign-up

 

Further info about sign-up and the sign-up form can be found after clicking the link in the right column.

Cancellations

 

For cancellation 2 weeks prior to the course there will be a fee of 25% of course price. Cancellation after start of course: no refunds!
It is possible to designate a replacement participant

Further Info

 

Organisation and Sign-Up:
Universität Heidelberg
Zentrale Universitätsverwaltung
Dezernat Studium und Lehre
Wissenschaftliche Weiterbildung

Dienstadresse
Bergheimer Straße 58
Gebäude 43 11
D-69115 Heidelberg

Telefon: ++49-62 21-54-78 15
Fax: ++49-62 21-54-78 19
e-mail: stadler@uni-hd.de

Course concept and content: Dr.Susanne Serba
Universität Heidelberg
Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg

Latest Revision: 2018-11-15
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