Full program description
This course is required for all users that work with rodents.
The Introduction to Working with Rodents in Research course will cover: rodent behaviour, anatomy and physiology, clinical assessment (recognition of illness and injury), post-procedure monitoring, husbandry effects on research, environmental enrichment and euthanasia. Goals of the laboratory component include introduction to handling, clinical assessment, recognition of humane endpoints, recognition of and monitoring for pain, post-procedure monitoring, euthanasia and basic gross necropsy.
At the end of the hands-on laboratory, each student will be assessed in order to determine whether they have demonstrated competency or proficiency in the techniques taught in this course.
*Prerequisite: CCAC Online Ethics - Laboratory Rodent Users.