Education in laboratory animal science

Education in laboratory animal science is compulsory for those who work and conduct research with laboratory animals at Karolinska Institutet.

Mice at Comparative medicine, KI. Photo: KI.

Comparative Medicine offers courses in laboratory animal science to students, doctoral students, researchers, and animal technicians at Karolinska Institutet and from other scientific institutions.

Our vision is to provide the best possible training in laboratory animal science in Sweden. We are continuously looking to develop our existing course portfolio in addition to creating new courses in the area of laboratory animal science.

Educational requirements

Everyone must be adequately educated, trained and competent before working with animals at Karolinska Institutet. The requisite competence must be obtained, maintained and demonstrated (upon request). Educational requirements for animal experimentation.

Education Comparative medicine. Photo: Illustration.

Calendar Continuing professional development (CPD)

Continuous courses provided throughout the year

COURSE 3160: Function A - to carry out minor procedures on laboratory animals (3 cr.) 

This web-based course (e-learning) includes education for EU modules 1-7 (theory) and EU modules 3.2, 6.2 and 8 (practical skills for minor procedures). 

Course fee

Free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 5900 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 9500 SEK (excluding VAT).

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COURSE 3237: Swedish law and ethics on the protection of laboratory animals (0.5 cr.)

This web-based course (e-learning) includes education for EU modules 1-2 (theory).

Course fee

Theory only

The course is free of charge for KI PhD-students and KI postdocs. Other KI participants pay a fee of 2000 SEK (including INDI). External participants pay a fee of 4000 SEK (excluding VAT).

Theory and assessment of practical skills

KI PhD-students and KI postdocs pay a fee of 2000 SEK (including INDI), and other KI participants pay a fee of 4000 SEK (including INDI). External participants pay a fee of 8000 SEK (excluding VAT).

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COURSE 5515/COURSE 5516: Refinement of minor procedures on mice/rats (0.5 cr.)

This practical course is aimed at persons holding a Function A qualification, or at
those who have completed the theoretical contents of the Function A course in rodents, who:

  • have had some previous training in carrying out minor procedures on mice, but need an update or an upgrade in their skills (refinement) or in specific techniques; or
  • will be resuming practical work on laboratory mice after a prolonged break; or
  • are seeking added training in selected minor techniqu es such as e.g. intravenous injections or oral gavage

Course fee

The course is free of charge for KI PhD-students, KI postdocs and KM staff. Others affiliated to KI participants pay a fee of 2900 SEK (including INDI). External participants pay a fee of 5700 SEK (excluding VAT).

 

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Courses Spring 2022

January

Laboratory Animal Science in Theory and Practice (4.5 cr)

COURSE 4BI103: Laboratory Animal Science in Theory and Practice
COURSE 4TX015: Laboratory Animal Science in Theory and Practice

Date: January 17-February 3, 2022.

For students enrolled in the Master's programme in Biomedicine and the Master's programme in Toxicology.

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March-April

Function B

COURSE 3214: Function B – to design procedures and projects involving research animals (3 cr.)

Instructors: various international experts and local speakers.

Date: March 8-April 13, 2022 (8 days).

LAS CPD credits: 3 credits

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 7820 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 9900 SEK (excluding VAT).

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May

Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats)

COURSE 2996: Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats) (1.5 cr.)

Instructors: Emeritus Professor Paul A Flecknell, MA, VetMB, PhD, DECLAM, DLAS, DECVA, (Hon) DACLAM, FRSB, (Hon) FIAT, (Hon) FRCVS Newcastle University, U.K; and Assoc. Prof. Rafael Frias, DVM, MSc, PhD, Unit for Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science, Comparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.

Date: May 9-13, 2022

LAS CPD credits: 1,5 credits

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 7200 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 9500 SEK (excluding VAT).

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Mouse necropsy

COURSE 3036: Mouse necropsy (1 cr.) - 2 days.

Instructors: Dr. Raoul Kuiper, DVM, PhD, DECVP, and Rafael Frias, DVM, MSc, PhD, Assoc. Professor.

Date: May 23-25.

LAS CPD credits: 1 credit

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 5200 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 8000 SEK (excluding VAT).

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Courses Autumn 2022

COURSE 5530: Function A Zebrafish – to carry out minor procedures on zebrafish (1 cr.)

This web-based course (e-learning) includes education for EU modules 1-7 (theory) and EU modules 3.2, 6.2 and 8 (practical skills for minor procedures). 

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. Other KI affiliated participants pay 2900 SEK (including INDI), and external participants pay 5700 SEK (excluding VAT).

Register here

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August-October

Function B

COURSE 3214: Function B – to design procedures and projects involving research animals (3 cr.)

Instructors: various international experts and local speakers.

Date: Aug 30 - Oct 6, 2022 (8 days)

LAS CPD credits: 3 credits

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 7820 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 9900 SEK (excluding VAT).

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November

Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats)

COURSE 2996: Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats) (1.5 cr.)

Instructors: Emeritus Professor Paul A Flecknell, MA, VetMB, PhD, DECLAM, DLAS, DECVA, (Hon) DACLAM, FRSB, (Hon) FIAT, (Hon) FRCVS Newcastle University, U.K; and Assoc. Prof. Rafael Frias, DVM, MSc, PhD, Unit for Education and Training in Laboratory Animal Science, Comparative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.

Date: Nov 7-11, 2022

LAS CPD credits: 1,5 credits

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 7200 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 9500 SEK (excluding VAT).

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COURSE 5277: Animal Research: Critical, Challenging & Creative Thinking (1.5 cr.)

Instructors: Nikki Osborne, Responsible Research in Practice, West Sussex, U.K. 

Date: November 23-24, 2022

LAS CPD credits: 1.5 credits

Course fee: free for doctoral students and postdocs registered at Karolinska Institutet. For the rest of KI participants is 3 900 SEK (including INDI), and for externals is 5 900 SEK (excluding VAT).

Register here

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22-09-2022