Eksperimentel kirurgi – Københavns Universitet

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Experimental surgery I – Basic principles and procedures

September 11-15, 2017


The course was previously named Experimental Surgery in Laboratory Animals

Learning objectives

A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:

Knowledge

  • Understand legal aspects of invasive procedures on laboratory animals
  • Have insight in anaesthetic and analgesic principles in animal experiments; pre-, intra- and postoperatively
  • Describe the most commonly applied experimental surgical techniques in the most common laboratory animals

Skills

  • Explain and account for the importance of hygiene in connection to surgical procedures
  • Apply aseptic techniques in connection to surgical procedures
  • Apply basic surgical procedures on rats and mice

 Competencies

  • independently take responsibility to implement and further develop practical skills in the performance of basic experimental surgery

 
Content

The aim of the course is to give the participants a basic knowledge and training in experimental surgery on small laboratory animals.

Theoretical content: Legal aspects of invasive procedures on laboratory animals; anaesthesia and analgesia of laboratory animals; surgical instruments and techniques; common surgical procedures on laboratory animals; hygiene, asepsis, and post-surgical treatment.

Practical content: Application and monitoring of anaesthesia in rats and mice; practice in basic surgical procedures on rats and mice, hereunder castration, vasectomy and various ectomies; demonstration of anaesthetic procedures and surgery in pigs.

Participants

The course is directed to PhD-students, but also to other academics and technical staff, performing animal experimental procedures involving surgical techniques. The participants shall have passed a course in laboratory animal science for at least functions A and D according to Directive 2010/63/EU, Article 23.2 (formerly FELASA C or B courses).

Language

English

Form

E-lectures, seminar discussions, practical hands-on exercises and practical demonstrations

Course director

Klas Abelson, Associate Professor, PhD
Department of Experimental Medicine
klasab@sund.ku.dk

Teachers

Klas Abelson, Associate Professor, PhD
Mie Berke, DVM, PhD student
Daniel Kylmann Hansen, Animal technician
Other experts in the field

Course secretary

Gitte Kaltoft Nielsen (gitte.nielsen@sund.ku.dk)

Dates

September 11-15, 2017

Course location

Department of Experimental Medicine, Panum Building

Registration

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