The CAF teaches various courses, i.e., the practical part of obtaining the art. 9 and art. 12 authorisations (in collaboration with the Animal Welfare Officers), a laparoscopic course (via the Wenckebach Institute). In addition, several microsurgery courses are taught.
Course on Laboratory Animal Science
(ex. Art.9 Experiments on Animals Act, Felasa A and B accredited)
This course is designed to train participants in accordance with the requirements of Article 9 of the Experiments on Animals Act and is compulsory for anyone involved in the design and implementation of laboratory animal testing.
The course is composed of basic modules and a species-specific modules. The qualification earned is essential for those needing to determine independently how animal experiments should be conducted. The course is available to participants who have completed a Master’s degree in a relevant medical/biomedical area or hold an appointment as an MD/PhD student. In consultation with the participant, the species-specific module may be taken at another location. The species-specific modules for the most common laboratory animal species mouse and rat are routinely offered by the University of Groningen.
The course will be organised three times a year: in January, June and September.
Course schedule 2021
- Course 1: January 18th-February 5th 2021
- Course 2: May 31st-June 18th 2021
- Course 3: September 6th-September 24th 2021
Deadline for registration is 1 month prior to the start of the course.
4 European Credit points
3 Day Microsurgery Course
The CAF offers a 3 day microsurgery course for PhD students, animal technicians and researchers who are certified to work with laboratory animals.
The course covers the basic concepts of instrument handling, tissue handling, suturing and knots, making vascular anastomoses and the use of the operating microscope. The course is three days long, the third day being dedicated to the training of specific techniques, the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to complete a patent micro-vascular anastomosis.
The next course will be scheduled on demand.
To enroll or for more info, please contact Annemieke van Oosten at [email protected]
- Use of the operating microscope
- Suturing techniques
- Dissection techniques (femoral artery and vein)
- Performing end-to-end and end-to-side anastomoses (rat)
- Techniques on request (rat and mouse)