Laboratory Animal Science EU Functions Course
About the Course
The Laboratory Animal Science European Union Functions Course takes place at the Laboratory for Research of the Musculoskeletal System of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and covers the Modules which are necessary for people who perform the four functions, as stated in article 23 of the Directive 2010/63/EU. The Course covers basic training modules for researchers and personnel who perform procedures (function A), take care of animals (function C), euthanize animals (function D) and design procedures and projects (function B).
The LAS EU Functions Course has been accredited by the Education & Training Board of FELASA, according to the Board’s accreditation scheme which ensures high quality education in LAS, following the requirements stated in the Directive 2010/63/EU and the European Commission Guidelines (Working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive (Brussels, 19-20 February 2014). The Course is included in the list of Accredited Courses of the FELASA website and has the code number F056/16.
Language: The language of instruction is English.
Content: The Course covers functions A, B, C and D. Certification for all functions (ABCD) or 3 functions (ACD) is available.
Prerequisites: Participation to function Β modules requires a relevant degree. A good knowledge of English is required.
Registration: Registration on a first come, first served basis by filling an online application form. Successful applicants receive e-mail confirmation. Registration is confirmed upon receipt of the payment transcript by e-mail.
The registration fee covers: access to the Course lectures and practical training sessions. coffee and lunch breaks, course bag, course presentations, ID badge, pen, notepad. Participants are required to arrange their own accommodation and transport.
Cost/Payment: Billing information is forwarded to successful applicants. Fee is paid by a bank deposit approximately one month prior to the Course. The receipt is delivered to the participant during the Course. Receipt is personal unless other arrangements are made during the registration. Course fee is displayed at the Course Announcement each year.
Preparation: Access information, pre-reading and other instructions are sent by e-mail to participants few days before the Course. Reading Directive 2010/63/EU or PD 56/2013 is important (download link).
Evaluation: Evaluation includes a written multiple choice examination, assessment of practical skills (functions ACD) and student project presentation (function B).
Certification: Full attendance is required. Certificates are issued after successful evaluation.
Accreditation: The Course is FELASA accredited and also provides 72 CME-CPD credits by the Panhellenic Medical Association.
For information on the upcoming Course please see the relevant files.