Carrying out procedures (Function A), species-specific

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Compulsory courses for all working with laboratory animals and who do not have previous qualifications in laboratory animal science. The courses are species-specific and include the C and D functions. 

If your procedures require surgery or anaesthesia, please see procedures requiring surgery and anaesthesia

For all courses below:

  • Successful completion of the course will grant you a course certificate.
  • The course is for those who do not have previous qualifications in laboratory animal science for the specific specie or need to document their previous qualifications. 
  • All students at research education level are awarded 3.0 university credits for successful completion of the course – this only applies to the rodents and non-human primates courses.
  • All submitted online applications will be processed once a week, on Mondays 7 am to 4 pm. You will receive an e-mail when the course activities are available for you in the online platform PingPong. Courses start continuously online. 
  • Make sure your application is complete! If the application form is not properly completed it will not be processed. Applications where no proper ZZ reference code, project number or a valid KI email/official email address have been entered will not be considered. Do not use your private e-mail address in the application form.  If you do not have a Swedish civic registration number, state your date of birth (year, month, day) in the application.

Rodents and lagomorphs

A compulsory course in laboratory animal science for doctoral students, post docs, and researchers at Karolinska Institutet who will work with rodents or lagomorphs.

The course consists of a theoretical, web-based component, and a practical component. You need to pass both parts of the course before you can start working with rodents or lagomorphs in an animal facility. 

The course is equivalent to a FELASA B level (Directive Function A, D - EU Directive 2010/63 art. 23-26).  

Apply for the course

You apply for the course by submitting a completed application form: Application form rodents and lagomorphs

We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed form via e-mail to las-edu@km.ki.se

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 4000 SEK including INDI. 

From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 4000 SEK including INDI, will be charged for post docs host department/research group.

Please contact us for information on course fees for contract education.

Fish and cyclostomes 

When you are planning to work or conduct research with zebrafish or cyclostomes at Karolinska Institutet, you first need to pass two compulsory courses in laboratory animal science.

Compulsory courses - 1 and 2

1. "Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers – fish" teaches about the use of zebrafish and cyclostomes as laboratory animals. The course is aimed at those who do not have previous qualifications in laboratory animal science, or who need to document their qualifications.

The course consists of a theoretical, web-based component, and a practical component. You need to pass both components of the course before you may start working with zebrafish or cyclostomes in an animal facility. 

2. "Swedish Legislation, Ethics and Animal Use" teaches about Swedish legislation and ethics in research with animal experiments.

The course is web-based. You need to pass the course before you may proceed with the practical component of the course "Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers - fish".  

Apply for the courses

You apply for the courses by submitting a completed application form: Application form fish and cyclostomes

We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed application form via e-mail to las-edu@km.ki.se

Practicals

The practical skills module of the Laboratory Animal Science course and its subsequent examination are based on defined practical learning outcomes, specifically designed for work with zebrafish.

Practical training at Zebrafish Core Facility: Schedule Autumn 2017

For the practicals at the Zebrafish Corefacility contact eva.bjorkstrand@ki.se
For practicals with cyclostomes contact brita.robertson@ki.se or peter.wallen@ki.se at Neuro. 

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 4000 SEK including INDI. 

From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 4000 SEK including INDI, will be charged for post docs host department/research group. The fee for the practical part of the courses is determined and invoiced by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (for zebrafish) and by the Department of Neuroscience (for cyclostomes) at Karolinska Institutet.

Aquatic amphibians 

When you are planning to work or conduct research with aquatic salamander at Karolinska Institutet, you need first to pass two compulsory courses in laboratory animal science.

Compulsory courses - 1 and 2

1."Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers – aquatic amphibians" teaches about the use of aquatic amphibians as a laboratory animal. The course is aimed at those who do not have previous qualifications in laboratory animal science, or who need to document their qualifications.

The course consists of a theoretical, web-based component, and a practical component. You need to pass both components of the course before you may start working with aquatic amphibians in an animal facility.

2. "Swedish Legislation, Ethics and Animal Use" teaches about Swedish legislation and ethics in research with animal experiments.

The course is web-based. You need to pass the course before you may proceed with the practical component of the course "Laboratory Animal Science for Researchers - aquatic salamander".

Apply for the courses

You apply for the courses by submitting a completed application form. Application form Aquatic amphibians

We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed application form via e-mail to las-edu@km.ki.se

Practicals

The practical skills module of the Laboratory Animal Science course and its subsequent examination are based on defined practical learning outcomes, specifically designed for work with aquatic salamander. For the practicals, please contact matthew.kirkham@ki.se or andras.simon@ki.se at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. 

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 4000 SEK including INDI. From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 4000 SEK including INDI, will be charged for post docs host department/research group.

The fee for the practical part of the courses is determined and invoiced by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. 

Pigs

A compulsory course in laboratory animal science for doctoral students, post docs, and researchers at Karolinska Institutet who will work with pigs.

The course consists of a theoretical, web-based component, and a practical component. You need to pass both parts of the course before you can start working with pigs in an animal facility.

The course is equivalent to a FELASA B level (Directive Function A, D - EU Directive 2010/63 art. 23-26). 

Apply for the course

You apply for the course by submitting a completed application form: Application form pigs

We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed form via e-mail to las-edu@km.ki.se

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 4000 SEK including INDI.

From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 4000 SEK including INDI, will be charged for post docs host department/research group.

Please contact us for information on course fees for contract education.

Non-human primates

A compulsory course for doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers who will work with non-human primates at Karolinska Institutet.

The course consists of:

  • a theoretical, web-based component
  • practicals where different procedures will be demonstrated. 

NB: No physical contact with the animals will occur during the practicals.

​You need to pass both parts of the course before you can start working with primates at Astrid Fagraeus Laboratory. 

The course is the equivalent of a FELASA B level (Directive Function A, D - EU Directive 2010/63 art. 23-26) but is not formally accredited by FELASA.

Apply for the course

You apply for the course by submitting a completed application form. Application form non-human primates

We recommend that you first save the form to your desktop before you start completing it. Submit the completed application form via e-mail to las-edu@km.ki.se

Admission fee

Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, guest researchers, lab managers, biomedical scientists, research assistants, master students, undergraduate students and animal technologists from KI are charged an admission fee of 4000 SEK including INDI. 

From the 1st January 2016, a few course places will be offered free of charge for PhD students registered at KI. The course fee of 4000 SEK including INDI, will be charged for post docs host department/research group.

Please contact us for information on course fees for contract education.

For those coming from abroad with a mutual accepted qualification from an EU Member State: 

Swedish legislation & ethics 

Please see Swedish legislation & ethics

Links

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