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neu751 - Laboratory Animal Science (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Laboratory Animal Science
Modulkürzel neu751
Kreditpunkte 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
1 week full-time in semester break + flexible time for studying and exam preparation

1 SWS Lecture
total workload 45h: 2h contact / 20h background reading / 23h exam preparation

1 SWS Supervised exercise
total workload 45h: 35h contact / 10h background reading
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master Biologie (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master Biology (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master Neuroscience (Master) > Skills Modules
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Skills Modules
Zuständige Personen
Köppl, Christine (Modulverantwortung)
Köppl, Christine (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Langemann, Ulrike (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Nolte, Arne (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Heyers, Dominik (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Ebbers, Lena (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Dedek, Karin (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Schmaljohann, Heiko (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Winklhofer, Michael (Prüfungsberechtigt)
++ Expt. Methods
+ Independent Research
+ Scient. Literature
++ Social skills
++ Interdiscipl. knowlg
+ Scientific English
++ Ethics

Upon successful completion of this course, students
  • know the relevant EU legislation governing animal welfare and are able to explain its meaning in common language
  • understand and are able to critically discuss salient ethical concepts in animal experimentation, such as the three Rs and humane endpoint. 
  • have basic knowledge of the biology and husbandry of laboratory animal species held at the University of Oldenburg (rodents or birds or fish)
  • are able to critically assess the needs and welfare of animals without compromising scientific integrity of the investigation
  • have practical skills in handling small rodents or birds or fish
  • have profound knowledge of anaesthesia, analgesia and basic principles of surgery.
  • have practised invasive procedures and euthanasia. 

NOTE: These objectives aim to satisfy the requirements for EU directive A „Persons carrying out animal experiments“ and EU directive D „Persons killing animals”. 
Background knowledge is taught using the third-party online platform "LAS Interactive" which concludes with a written exam that has to be passed before the practical part. Topics covered are: 
  • Legislation, ethics and the 3Rs 
  • Scientific integrity
  • Data collection "
  • Basic biology of rodents, birds and fish
  • Husbandry, and nutrition of rodents, birds and fish
  • Animal Welfare
  • Health monitoring
  • Pain and distress
  • Euthanasia

Practical procedures will first be demonstrated, important aspects will then be practiced under supervision by every partipant, on an animal model of their choice (rodents, birds or fish):
  • Handling and external examination
  • Administration of substances, blood sampling
  • Euthanasia and dissection
  • Transcardial perfusion
  • Anaesthesia and surgery
"LAS interactive" internet-based learning platform
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul semester break, every semester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 20 (
Registration procedure / selection criteria: StudIP. Priority according to urgency of qualification for work.
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
Vorlesung 1 SoSe und WiSe 14
Übung 1 SoSe und WiSe 14
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 28 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
immediately before the practical part
written exam of 90 minutes