ProfCert Training on Experimental Animal Use, Regulations & Procedures


Online University College Dublin    UCD School of Veterinary Medicine

Part time September Other, PGCert See programme description
Veterinary Sciences (35)

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The ProfCert Training on Experimental Animal Use, Regulations & Procedures is a professional certificate programme designed to train individuals involved in animal research. Delivered online, this programme covers topics such as animal welfare, study designs, basic animal physiology, and relevant experimental procedures. With a focus on ethical treatment and regulatory requirements, students will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to enhance the management of animals in research. The programme offers flexible part-time options and is open to applicants with a degree in biological sciences. To participate, students will need a computer with reliable internet access and intermediate IT skills.

About the course

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 5)

Designed to achieve the objectives of training personnel involved in use of animals for experimental research in line with the requirements of Article 23 of Directive 2010/63/EU 

  • New EU-Regulations on requirements for conducting research involving animals
  • Animal welfare and responsibilities of researchers
  • Study designs and Bio-statistics
  • Basic animal physiology
  • Competency in basic and routine animal care procedures
  • Competency in relevant experimental procedures

Curricular information is subject to change.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to have a degree with appropriate background in the biological sciences.

Applicants will require a computer with a webcam and reliable high-speed broadband Internet access as well as an intermediate level of IT skills (be able to browse the Internet, download files, use email, complete online forms, use software such as MS Excel and Word).




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