Education course on animal experimentation - Module 1


Course content:

Module 1 course is made of a theoretical part (at least 20 hours - including ethics, legislation, 3R, analgesia, pain evaluation, anesthesia, housing, breeding) and a practical part (at least 20 hours - including handling, technics of administration and sampling)  Content of practical part is adapted to animal model choosed for scientific project. It exist

  • A theoretical course focused on laboratory animals (mainly mice and rats, but also rabbits, farm animals, fishes, amhibians and birds)
  • Diverses practical courses, focused on "mice and rats", "fishes and xenopus", pigs and sheeps; specifics practical parts focused on rabbits and pigeons are in construction 
  • A theoretical and practical course ( at least 40 hours) focused on wild animals (only local wild fauna - fishes, birds, reptiles, amphibians, micromammals)

Candidates must register for a theoretical part and for a specific practical part.

Those who will work with laboratory animals must select the theoretical part on laboratory animal and select the practical part corresponding to species choosed as model.   

Those who will work outside of a lab with wild fauna must select theoretical and practical parts on wild animals. 


Only the course focused on laboratory rodents benefits of an "Felasa EU functions ACD" accreditation  

Questions on course contents?

Don't hesitate to send an e-mail to Christelle Cadilhac :






CHUV-Epalinges - CLEB 01 101 - Av. des Boveresses 155 - CH-1011 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 314 68 16
Fax +41 21 314 67 03
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) Ludwig Cancer Research Université de Genève Université de Lausanne École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)