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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Animal Welfare and Animal Behaviour

Postgraduate Course: Animal welfare in research, testing and education (AWAB11037)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
Summary Describe the present and likely future uses of animals in research, testing and education
Analyse how the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (3Rs) have been implemented in peer reviewed scientific literature involving animal use and alternative methods
Describe the main welfare issues of animals in laboratories, and apply knowledge of appropriate methodologies to assess welfare
Explain arguments for and against the use of animals in experimentation, and defend their own personal position regarding laboratory animal use based on available evidence and applying critical thinking
Describe existing legislative and regulatory frameworks concerning the use of animals in research, testing and education
Suggest practical solutions to replace, reduce and refine animal use.
Course description This course provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the different kinds of uses of non-human animals in research, testing and education, the impacts on them (costs) and the (potential) benefits to humans and other animals.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Nil
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Vet Med Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Online Activities 36, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Individual written assignment (50%)
Individual ethics justification (50%)
Feedback Live discussion session in week 3 of course.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the present and likely future uses of animals in research, testing and education
  2. Analyse how the principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (3Rs) have been implemented in peer reviewed scientific literature involving animal use and alternative methods
  3. Describe the main welfare issues of animals in laboratories, and apply knowledge of appropriate methodologies to assess welfare
  4. Explain arguments for and against the use of animals in experimentation, and defend their own personal position regarding laboratory animal use based on available evidence and applying critical thinking
  5. Describe existing legislative and regulatory frameworks concerning the use of animals in research, testing and education & suggest practical solutions to replace, reduce and refine animal use
Reading List
Available via TALIS Aspire
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsAnimal experiments,3Rs,Licensing and regulation of research,Animals in teaching
Contacts
Course organiserDr Matthew Leach
Tel:
Email: Matthew.Leach@newcastle.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Michael Winpenny
Tel: (0131 6)50 8825
Email: v1mwinpe@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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