Vertebrate Animals in Biological Research

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Note: This course is not available for the current semester.

Course No: BIOL.5170; Last Offered: Fall 2017;

Course Description

Vertebrate Animals in Biological Research: History, Protocols, Regulations and Techniques is a lecture, discussion, and techniques based course to cover the principles of vertebrate animal research in biology. This course covers topics ranging from the history of animal research, ethics, regulations, institutional compliance, experimental design, research techniques, disease models, and animal welfare during research. The course will involve literature review and discussions regarding all topics being covered as well as the creation of an IACUC protocol. The protocol will then be reviewed in a mock IACUC meeting. There will also be hands on portions involving research techniques using training analogues and familiarization with animal research tools.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: CSCE Graduate Restrictions
  • Special Notes: Students with a CSCE or UGRD career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

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