Erasmus Intensive Programme
The ERASMUS Intensive Programme “Care and use of laboratory animals: Science, philosophy and society” has been successfully completed. We would like to thank all applicants, enrolled students, lecturers and tutors for their participation, efforts and useful comments. Special thanks to the funding agency (I.K.Y) for providing the opportunity for the first time to carry an international course in Greece on laboratory animal science.
The second training I.P. on the “Care and use of laboratory animals” will be held at the University of Crete, in June 2015. The School will be composed of distance learning (e-learning), lectures, practicals (hands-on exercises), group work and self independent study, covering three model animal species (mice, rats and zebrafish). Information on dates, course duration, fees and registration due to October 2014.
A two-week (80 h) Erasmus intensive course on the care and use of laboratory animals will be organized at the University of Crete, Department of Biology in May 2015. The aim of the course is to provide state-of-the-art knowledge and essential practical training for humane and scientifically valid use of laboratory animals in research.
The main objectives are: (i) to provide advanced education and training for the care and use of vertebrate laboratory animals (including fish), (ii) to present the basic philosophical concepts and scientific principles on animal welfare, (iii) to demonstrate relevant legislation at the European level, and (iv) to understand the vital principles for quality research.
The contents of the course will be in line with recommendations of the Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Association (FELASA) for the accreditation of laboratory animal science education and training (Category C - persons responsible for directing animal experiments).
Upon successful completion each participant will be awarded a certificate demonstrating competence to work with laboratory animals for research purposes and will be also credit ECTS 5.
WHO CAN APPLY:
WHO CAN APPLY: Priority is given to PhD (third cycle) and Msc (second cycle) students in the field of Biosciences and Life sciences enrolled in one of the participating Universities. Postdoctoral researchers are also welcomed; however, travel and accommodation costs will not be funded by the program.
Selected applicants will pay no course fees.
The main source of funding is from the Erasmus Intensive Programme administered in Greece by IKY.
- Deadline for application/registration: 20 April 2015