Academic Online Course in Laboratory Animal Handling and Surgery

Immerse yourself in the world of laboratory animal handling and surgery through our exceptional academic course, tailored for students, researchers, and healthcare professionals in the field of life sciences.

Course outlines:

Introduction to Laboratory Animal Research

Importance of laboratory animal research in scientific studies

Ethical considerations and regulations in animal experimentation

Responsibilities and welfare considerations in working with laboratory rats

Rat Species and Strains

Common rat species and strains used in research

Characteristics and genetic background of different rat strains

Selection of appropriate rat strains for specific research objectives

Rat Husbandry and Care

Housing requirements and environmental enrichment for rats

Nutrition and feeding protocols

Health monitoring, disease prevention, and veterinary care

Safe Handling Techniques

Proper techniques for handling rats to ensure their safety and well-being

Restraint methods and minimizing stress during handling procedures

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and hygiene practices

Introduction to Surgical Techniques

Sterile techniques and aseptic practices in the surgical setting

Surgical instruments and their uses

Anesthesia and analgesia protocols for rat surgeries

Basic Surgical Procedures

Surgical site preparation and incision techniques

Suturing and wound closure methods

Post-operative care and monitoring

Advanced Surgical Procedures

Cannulation techniques for vascular access or organ sampling

Implantation of devices (e.g., catheters, electrodes) for physiological studies

Tumor models and transplantation procedures

Monitoring and Ethics in Animal Surgery

Post-operative monitoring and pain management

Considerations for humane endpoints and euthanasia

Ethical considerations and refinement in animal surgery research

Practical Hands-on Training

Hands-on laboratory sessions to practice rat handling and surgical techniques

Anesthesia administration and monitoring during surgeries

Suturing and wound closure exercises

Course Duration:

20 hours

Our course welcomes students and professionals with a background in life sciences or related disciplines.

Contact Information:

For registration, inquiries, or further information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our coordinator (Dr. B. Gunay) via WhatsApp at [+90 538 455 80 29]. Additionally, feel free to leave a reply and post your comment in the box below. Our dedicated team will be delighted to assist you promptly with any queries you may have.

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