The course Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) is provided by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Linköping University, using the contents developed by the Nordic Consortium for LAS Education and Training (NCLASET) and is compulsory for all PhD students at Linköping University who will work with laboratory animals.
According to EU directive 2010/63/EU and the Swedish Board of Agriculture’s Regulations and General Advice on Laboratory Animals (L150), any persons in Sweden who intend to work with laboratory animals according to functions A-D as described below must have training and demonstrate the competence required.
- Function A) Perform animal experiments
- Function B) Design experiments or projects including animals
- Function C) Handle animals and/or
- Function D) Euthanize animals
The course consists of modules with both theoretical and practical parts. Some course contents are species-specific, i.e. relate to the species of animal to be used by the student.
For more information, see the course syllabus.