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187.650.81 ALTERNATIVE METHODS IN ANIMAL TESTING

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Joseph Bressler
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Discusses and evaluates strategies for reducing the number of animals utilized in basic and applied research. Addresses traditional in vitro methods, including cell culture and analytical chemistry as well as newer and evolving techniques such as informatics, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Also discusses governmental regulatory processes for approving new testing methods, especially in vitro methods.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify concerns in designing in vitro methods used to replace or supplement in vivo methods
Evaluate tissue culture methods for their ability to provide useful data
Define the strengths and limitations of bioinformatic techniques for reducing the numbers of animals in applied basic research
Explain the regulatory process in approving, verifying, and validating in vitro methods

Methods of Assessment: Exams
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: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail