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Organizing and Operating Activities in a Laboratory Rodent Facility
April 11, 2016 - April 13, 2016
This three-day course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the organization and management of a laboratory animal facility in all its aspects. It also aims to help students to feel more confident with their everyday activities and technical tools.
The expert faculty of this course will introduce general and essential topics such as: animal biology and welfare and will go deep into more specific subjects such as: health monitoring and breeding of genetically modified rodents. They will pay particular attention to the new technological developments and scientific needs of research and will accompany the participants through activities that are aimed to improve their ability to face and solve everyday problems.
Layouts, functional areas, equipment, and workflows; Bio-containment and bio-exclusion: definitions and technical solutions; Main procedures in “clean” and “dirty” areas; Washing and decontamination; Health monitoring programmes; Colony management; Staff training and management: duty assignment and working scheduling, per diem calculation and attribution.
Facility and unit managers and supervisors, manager assistants, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals, designated and assistant veterinarians, senior animal technologists, quality assurance managers.