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Courses

General

The IBF offers laboratory animal courses, not only for internal users. It is also possible für users from other institutions or from the industry to participate. Terms & conditions can be found under the respectiv tabs.

The waiting time for the internal courses is currently about 6 months.


 

Internal

Kursziel

 

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 class B 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

 
  • 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

 

Course dates

 

Course dates 2016:

  • 14.11.-25.11.2016 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
 

Course dates 2017:

  • 16.01.-27.01.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
  • 13.02.-24.02.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
  • 27.03.-07.04.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
  • 24.04.-28.04.2017 (9:00-18:00, 5 course days)
  • 08.05.-19.05.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days, english)
  • 10.07.-20.07.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
  • 04.09.-08.09.2017 (9:00-18:00, 5 course days)
  • 16.10.-27.10.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
  • 13.11.-24.11.2017 (mornings 9:00-13:00, 10 course days)
 

Pricing

 

FELASA-B-course 150€
Module: euthanasia 25€
Module: Frogs 50€
Module: Pigs 75€


 

Location

 

Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung , Heidelberg University
course room, 2nd floor
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg

Number of participants

 

The number of participants is limited to 20 per course.

Requirements for participation:
written sign-up sheet *
University affiliation

Please use the current form!

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

 

Ms. Susanne Serba, VMD
Universität Heidelberg
Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg
Telefon: 06221-54-82 84
Telefax: 06221-54-58 36
email: kurse@ibf.uni-heidelberg.de

Sign-Up internal

Please take care, that your tetanus vaccination is up to date for the course. If you are suffering from an allergy against rodents we advise you to not take the course

Sign-up for the course is online. The completed form has to be printed and sent to the IBF.

Please log into VTK_Kurs using the following credential:

Benutzername: Anmeldung
PW: (none)


After entering your data, print the form and let it sign by your project leader or its deputy. After that, click "Eingaben überprüfen". Confirm that the data is correct by clicking "Ja, speichern".

For staff from the university clinic of Mannheim the form has to be signed by Ms. Kränzlin, PhD. This is mandatory.

Please send the completed and signed form postally to:

Dr. Susanne Serba
Universität Heidelberg
Interfakultäre Biomedizinische Forschungseinrichtung
Im Neuenheimer Feld 347
69120 Heidelberg

External

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 2016:

 
  • 05.12.-9.12.2016 (5 course days)
 

Course dates 2017:

 
  • 13.03.-17.03.2017 (5 Kurstage)
  • 26.06.-30.06.2017 (5 Kurstage)
  • 18.09.-22.09.2017 (5 Kurstage)
  • 11.12.-15.12.2017 (5 Kurstage)
 

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
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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: 2017-10-06
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