The course comprises 6 modules, a practical placement and a project. It is designed to be completed in three years and to be fully compatible with a full time job. The modules are intensive and two are run each year lasting between 1-2 weeks. In this way the course can accommodate students who live outside Barcelona.
Students are individually evaluated for each module.
The program aims to provide expertise and professional excellence in all areas of laboratory animal science relevant to animal experimentation.
Specifically, the program is designed for veterinarians and other specialist personnel designated with responsibility for the welfare and care of laboratory animals.
Each module can be completed independently with some modules leading to accreditation for some of the functions described in EU Directive EU63/2010 and RD 53/2013 such as performing procedures, project design and project evaluation. See individual modules for details.
Completion of the whole course enables students to carry out functions described in EU Directive EU63/2010 and DR 53/2013. For details, see:https://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/lab_animals/pdf/Endorsed_E-T.pdf and Orden ECC/566/2015