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

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Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
4th term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2014 - 2015
Location:
Internet
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Joanne Zurlo
Course Instructors:

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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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the principles that govern the use of laboratory animals in research
  2. Identify the steps by which biomedical research involving animals is reviewed by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs)
  3. Explain the guiding principles of humane science, including the "3Rs" -- reduction, refinement and replacement
  4. 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:
Participation in weekly online discussions, live talks and course paper.
Instructor Consent:
No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning.