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neu751 - Laboratory Animal Science (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Laboratory Animal Science
Modulcode neu751
Kreditpunkte 3.0 KP
Workload 90 h
one week full-time in semester break + flexible time for stuying 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
Fachbereich/Institut Department für Neurowissenschaften
Verwendet in Studiengängen
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++ 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”. We aim to obtain
accreditation by the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FeLaSa) by 2018.
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
Wolfensohn and Lloyd (2013) Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul semester break, every semester
Aufnahmekapazität Modul 15 (
Registration procedure / selection criteria: StudIP, sequence of registration
Modullevel ---
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenzzeit
Vorlesung 1.00 SoSe und WiSe 14 h
Übung 1.00 SoSe und WiSe 14 h
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 28 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
immediately before the practical part
written exam of 90 minutes