187.625.81 Animals in Research: Law, Policy, and Humane Sciences
- Environmental Health and Engineering
- Summer term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2014 - 2015
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:
- Describe the principles that govern the use of laboratory animals in research
- Identify the steps by which biomedical research involving animals is reviewed by Institutional 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.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required