LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE



 This course follows the recommendations of FELASA for laboratory animal science training for scientists (Category C) and Functions (A), (B) and (D) according to Directive 2010/63/EU, are covered through the theoretical and practical components of the course. The course combines theory (lectures, self-study) with practical exercises and group assignments. Focus is on how to design, plan and carry out experiments to minimize animal harm.

This online course was developed based  on the Directive  2010/63/EU of the European Parliament for function A, and D (species: Rodents and Rabbit) and on the international recommendations for education and training of FELASA - Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations, for Category B.

According FELASA, a category B is a 40 hours course, including theoretical and practical modules, directed for persons who will be responsible for carrying out experimental and other scientific procedures on living animals.

The i3S introductory online course covers all curriculum that should be approached during theoretical training, in a total of approximately 35 hours.

Este curso on-line foi desenvolvido tendo como base as recomendações da directiva europeia 2010/63/EU para as funções A, C e D (espécie: roedores e coelho) e as recomendações da FELASA - Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations para área de Educação e Formação, categoria B.

De acordo FELASA, a categoria B é um curso de 40 horas, que deve incluir módulos teóricos e práticos, direccionados para as pessoas que irão realizar procedimentos experimentais em animais vivos.

O curso online de introdução i3S abrange todos os conteúdos que devem ser abordados durante a formação teórica, tendo um total de aproximadamente 35 horas.


This online module presents information on the most common hazards associated with animal research and best practices to minimize risk of injury at animal biosafety levels rooms, namely ABSL 3. With focus in this specific working environment, the module is designed to complement the training of researchers and technicians that already have previous training in the field.  

This online module presents information on the most common hazards associated with animal research and best practices to minimize risk of injury at animal biosafety levels rooms, namely ABSL 2. With focus in this specific working environment, the module is designed to complement the training of researchers and technicians that already have previous training in the field.