Advanced and Continued Training

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Overview for FEM courses:

Basic Course on Laboratory Animal Science (Mouse / Rat) (2018) attain the Function A "Carrying Out Procedures On Animals" in accordance with Art. 23 of Directive 2010/63 in conjunction with annex V und § 16 TierSchVersV in conjunction with appendix 1 section 3.

The content of the event follows the recommendations of FELASA (previously category B) in accordance with Article 23 of Directive 2010/63/EU and § 16 of the Regulation for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes in conjunction with appendix 1 section 3 for persons who want to conduct animal experimentation.

The course comprises 20 hours of e-learning and 20 hours of hands-on training on attendance days. Successful participation will be certified after passing the final exam. Doctoral students of medicine can be credited 2.0 ECTS-CP.

The e-learning content, consisting of the subject areas:

  • basic principles of animal welfare,
  • ethics, breeding and genetics, genetic monitoring and nomenclature, genetic engineering,
  • animal housing, feeding, anaesthesia, surgery, recognition and treatment of pain, killing, experiment planning, biometry, behaviour, stress estimation, alternative methods,
  • submitting applications, introduction to information literacy - research,
  • biology and behaviour, housing and hygiene requirements, applications and sampling

are offered via the online platform berliner fortbildungen.

The attendance days begin with a tour through the animal housing rooms of the FEM. Practical skills such as handling, sampling, anaesthesia application techniques and blood drawing, killing, dissection and surgical techniques are practised on mice and rats. Furthermore, in accordance with the 3R principle, alternative models without experimental animals are additionally used for injection, application and suture techniques, and visual materials are used for stress estimation. A further component is planning, research, writing and finally discussion of an application for approval for an animal experimentation project.

The course is addressed to Charité members and students (including Hu and FU). Non-members need a collaboration with a Charité group.

The participation fee for Charité members and students is 400 Euro. The courses are limited up to 24 person per each.

Schedule for 2018:  

Course 1 German: activation elearning from 02.01.2018; attendance days: 07.-09.02.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
(Course 2 English: activation elearning from 28.02.2018; attendance days: 11.-13.04.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) booked out
Course 3 German: activation elearning from 02.05.2018; attendance days: 13.-15.06.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Course 4 German: activation elearning from 25.07.2018; attendance days: 05.-07.09.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Course 5 English: activation elearning from 05.09.2018; attendance days: 17.-19.10.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Course 6 German: activation elearning from 17.10.2017; attendance days: 28.-30.11.2018; 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Please send your registration form to email !