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Swedish title Svensk lagstiftning och etik gällande försöksdjur – teori
English title Swedish Law and Ethics on the Protection of Laboratory Animals - Theory
Course number 3237
Credits 0.5
Notes A Laboratory Animal Science course.

Responsible KI department Comparative medicine
Specific entry requirements
Grading Passed /Not passed
Established by The Committee for Doctoral Education
Established 2019-09-16
Purpose of the course The course is aimed at persons who need knowledge regarding Swedish law and ethics on the use of animals for scientific purposes, but who will not handle animals in their research.
Intended learning outcomes After completion of this course, the students should be able to meet the defined learning outcomes as set out in the EU Education and Training Framework, specifically for the modules 1 to 2. The list of suggested learning outcomes by such guidelines is comprehensive, but in summary, participants will acquire knowledge on regulations, ethics, animal welfare and the 3Rs of animals used in science in Sweden. In particular, at the end of the course participants should be able to:

1. Indicate key principles of the EU and Swedish legislation regarding the use of animals in science.
2. Understand ethical and welfare issues in relation to the use of animals in scientific procedures, including basic principles of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction, and refinement).
Contents of the course - Legislation affecting animal research.
- Ethics, animal welfare and the 3Rs.
Teaching and learning activities This is an online course.
Compulsory elements All parts of the e-learning modules must be successfully completed.
Examination A summative assessment using multiple choice questions will be held following completion of the online course.
Literature and other teaching material 1. EU legislation on the Protection of Animals Used in Science (2010). Directive 2010/63/EU.
2. Swedish legislation on the Protection of Animals Used in Science (2018). L150, SJVFS 2017:40.
3. European Commission (2014). National competent authorities for the implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. A working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfil the requirements under the Directive. Brussels, 19-20 February 2014.
4. Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science: Essential Principles and Practices. Hau, Jann; Schapiro, Steven Jay 3. ed.: Boca Raton: CRC Press, cop. 2011 - 723 s. ISBN:978-1-4200-8455-9 (vol.1) LIBRIS-ID:12096142
Course responsible Rafael Frias
Comparative medicine

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