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187.625.81 ANIMALS IN RESEARCH: LAW, POLICY, AND HUMANE SCIENCES

Description:

Introduces students to the principles, laws, and policies that influence the use of animal and alternative, non-animal-based (humane sciences) research techniques in biomedical research.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the principles that govern the use of laboratory animals in research,
identify the steps by which biomedical research involving animals is reviewed by Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs)
explain the guiding principles of humane science, including the "3Rs" -- reduction, refinement and replacement,
assess the ways in which the application of humane science principles in biomedical research can lead to more robust scientific methodology and results

Methods of Assessment: Written assignments and final exam.
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail