ETHICS IN ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION, ANIMAL WELFARE AND PROJECT EVALUATION

Coordinación

Module coordinator
Xavier Manteca Vilanova
 
Departamento de Ciencia Animal y de los Alimentos. Facultad de Veterinaria (UAB, Barcelona)

Teaching staff: 

Ignacio Álvarez Gómez de Segura
Facultad de Veterinaria de Madrid.

Aurora Bronstad
University of Bergen, Norway

D M Broom
Veterinary College, Cambridge, UK.

Agustín Casadesús
Harlan Laboratories Barcelona

Lluís Ferrer
Tuffs Veterinary School, Massachusetts, USA

Francisca Gómez
Harlan Laboratories, Spain

Jesús Martín-Zúñiga
SAL, Universidad de Granada.

David Morton
Birmingham University, UK

Pedro Otaegui
Servei d’Estabulari, UAB

Juan Ramos
Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona (PRBB).

Guillermo Repetto
Universidad Pablo Olavide, Sevilla

Jose Luis Ruiz de la Torre
Facultad de Veterinaria, UAB

Peter Sandoe
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Josep Santaló
Universitat Autònomade Barcelona

Ignacio Segovia
Servei d’Estabulari, UAB

David Solanes
CRESA, Barcelona

English

Duration of the module: 
9 ECTS (44 attendance hours)
Cost: 

€1,440

Course dates: 

15 March - 30 May, 2018
Attendance dates: April 16 to April 21

Descripcion

This module provides the knowledge and skills required by designated veterinarians and other onsite personnel responsible for the welfare and care of animals to perform the functions of project evaluation.

The content of this module also complies with the training requirements set out in Spanish Royal Decree RD53/2013 and European Directive EU63/2010 developed by the European Commission in respect of the following modules: National Legislation; Ethics, welfare and the 3Rs (level 1); Ethics, welfare and the 3Rs (level 2); Recognition of pain, suffering and distress; Design of procedures and projects (level 2).

For details, see: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/Endorsed_E-T.pdf and Orden ECC/566/2015

Syllabus: 
  1. Animal welfare 
  2. Animal welfare and stress
  3. Pain and analgesics
  4. Animal welfare assessment protocols, severity scales and humane end-points
  5. Restricted behaviour and environmental enrichment
  6. Social perception of animal experimentation
  7. Animal care and use committees
  8. Bioethics. Ethics of animal experimentation
  9. Alternatives to animal experimentation 
  10. Ethical Committees
  11. Cost-benefit analysis
  12. Evaluation of experimental procedures; supervision protocols; degrees of severity; retrospective evaluation
  13. Discussion of experimental protocols in relation to animal welfare.
    1. Protocols for dogs, cats, rabbits and NHP
    2. Protocols for mice, rats and fish
    3. Protocols for pigs and ruminants.
  14. Preparation of non-technical summaries

Registration or more information:

Tel:(+34) 935 811 848
​e-mail: pg.animals.laboratori@uab.cat