LFKM10179 Laboratory Animal Pathology and Health

Responsible DepartmentDepartment of Veterinary Disease Biology

Earliest Possible YearPost experience Master´s Programme
DurationOutside schedule
Credits6 (ECTS)
Level of CoursePost experience masters programme
Examinationwritten examination

Written Exam in Lecturehall

All aids allowed

Description of Examination: The examination is an online written examination on 4 hours. Questions are presented on a precise time and answers must be returned at a deadline four hours later. The participant can take the exam at any place.

7-point scale, external examiner
Organisation of TeachingNovember 2011
Block PlacementOutside schedule
Week Structure: Outside schedule, Autumn 2011
Language of InstructionEnglish
Course Content
The course covers laboratory animal diseases, health problems and health monitoring.
Teaching and learning Methods
Most theory will be covered by self study, but it will be supported by two days of theoretical and practical teaching, and 10 sets of weekly on-line exercises.
Learning Outcome
The course covers laboratory animal pathology and health needed for qualification within animal experimentation on FELASA category D level

Having finished the course the student will have the following:

The student knows
- important laboratory animal diseases
- principles of health monitoring in laboratory animal colonies

The student can
- descripe microscopic and macroscopic pathology of laboratory animals
- diagnose relevant pathological conditions in laboratory animals
- understand laboratory animal health reports

The student can
- take responsibility for protecting the health of animals for experiments

Course Literature
o Fox J, Anderson LC, Loew FM, Quimby FW: Laboratory Animal Medicine, Academic Press 2002, chapters 3-20, 25-26
o Hedrich HJ & Bullock G: The Laboratory Mouse, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2004/2006, chapters 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15,17, 20, 27,30
o Suckow MA, Weisbroth S, Franklin CL: The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition, Elsevier/Academic Press, 2005, chapter 20
o FELASA Guidelines for health monitoring of rodents/rabbits, primates, cats/dogs/pigs, small ruminants and for accreditation of laboratories. Will be available as PDF on Campusnet.
Course Coordinator
Axel Jacob Kornerup Hansen, akh@life.ku.dk, Department of Veterinary Disease Biology/Section for Biomedicine, Phone: 353-32726
Course Fee
9600 kr
Study Board
Study Committee V
Work Load
theoretical exercises50