Institut für Neurobiologie

Laboratory Animal Science (3CP)

This module introduces the fundamentals of laboratory animal science and provides the compul-
sory skills to handle experimental animals and to conduct animal experiments responsibly.

You will learn:

  • the essential legal regulations concerning animal welfare and to apply them to specific ex-
    perimental situations.
  • the basic biology and specific needs of different laboratory animals
  • important standard procedures for housing and breeding of laboratory animals
  • the basics on animal health management and hygiene management
  • species specific methods of handling and procedures
  • to recognize pain distress and suffering in laboratory animals
  • the basics on anaesthesia, pain relieving methods and killing
  • the requirement of replacement, reduction and refinement (3R)
  • to judge various ethical aspects of animal use in the laboratory