Education in laboratory animal science

Education in laboratory animal science is compulsory for those who intend to 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)

Calendar seminars and workshops

Ongoing courses throughout the year

Carry out procedures on laboratory animals (Function A, including C and D)

This web-based course includes education for EU modules 1-7 (theory) and EU modules 3.2, 6.2 and 8 (practical skills for minor procedures). Compulsory courses for all persons working with laboratory animals and who do not have previous formal education in laboratory animal science. Species-specific. Minor procedures included.

Swedish law and ethics on the protection of laboratory animals

EU modules 1-2. Theory only / with practical training. Required for participation in all other courses in laboratory animal science, and is mandatory for all persons from countries other than Sweden, or when recommended by the Education & Training Unit.

Courses 2021

November 

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in animal research

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in animal research

Systematic reviews are routinely used for scientific purposes in clinical studies, and are also currently rapidly gaining more attention in the field of animal research. 

Courses 2022

January

Laboratory Animal Science in Theory and Practice (4.5 cr)

Date: January 17-February 3, 2022.

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

February

Hands-on workshops

Refinement of minor procedures on mice 

March

Hands-on workshops

Refinement of minor procedures on rats

Function B

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.

April

Hands-on workshops

Refinement of minor procedures on mice   

May

Hands-on workshops

Refinement of minor procedures on mice
Refinement of minor procedures on rats
 

Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats)

Anaesthesia, analgesia and surgery (mice and rats) (1.5 cr.)
Date: May 9-13, 2022

Mouse necropsy

Mouse necropsy (1 cr.) 
Instructors: Dr. Raoul Kuiper, DVM, PhD, DECVP, and Rafael Frias, DVM, MSc, PhD, Assoc. Professor.
Date: May 23-25, 2022.  

Other ourses

Animal research: Critical, challenging & creative thinking - no courses scheduled

Assessing and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals - no courses scheduled

Hands-on workshops

Refinement of minor procedures on mice or rats

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The Education & Training Unit at Comparative Medicine

E-mail: las-edu@km.ki.se