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B116/14 Advanced course in Laboratory Animal Science - Experimental surgical techniques in rodents

ECTS: 4.20
Responsible: Frederik Dagnæs-Hansen
Secretary: Charlotte Andersen
Application deadline: 29-1-2018

Advanced course in Laboratory Animal Science - Experimental surgical techniques in rodents B116/14

is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, spring 2018.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or Master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: To give the participants insight in experimental surgical techniques in laboratory animals focusing on rodents. Along with practical exercises there will be lectures on comparative anatomy, physiology, pathology and the use of rodents in biomedical research.

Learning outcomes:

Contents: The course will provide didactic and hands on training in the use of rodents as biomedical research models. The practical exercises will be on rodents. The theoretical lectures will include: The biology of the rodents, husbandry, comparative anatomy. Anaesthesia and analgesia, postoperative pain relief of rodents. Genetics and transgenic models. Pharmacology and toxicology, antibiotic treatment. Experimental procedures in the skin and models for wound healing and psoriasis. Experimental gastrointestinal models of human diseases. Rodents as a model for urological disorders. Reproductive biology. The cardiovascular system and models for human diseases. PET-scanning and development of models for studies of neurological disorders. Screening for mental parameters. Participants will perform basic procedures in rodents including: venipuncture, injections, intubation, surgical procedures, thoracic and abdominal surgical approaches, as well as introduction to microsurgery. Individualized instruction will be provided for specific research protocols, upon request by attendees.

Recommended knowledge for participation: The course is intended to be complimentary to the Ph.D. course in Basic Laboratory Animal Science, which should have been taken before this course.

Language: In English if non- Danish speakers are present, otherwise in Danish

ECTS: 4,2

Head of course: Frederik Dagnæs-Hansen (

Number of participants: Is limited to 24.

Dates and times: February 26, 27, 28 March 1, 2, 2018

Place: “Det Blå auditorium”, Victor Albeck Building, Vennelyst Boulevard 4, 8000 Aarhus C., University Hospital, Skejby and Aarhus University, DK-8000 Aarhus, Denmark.

Course fee: 20.000 DKK

Participation in the course is without cost for:

Application deadline: 1 January 2018