How to choose your education and how to register?

This course is composed of two PARTS: the theoretical part with an exam (labelled EXAM in the listing below) and three days of practical training (labelled PRACTICAL TRAINING in the listing below).

The EXAM session has two parts: an eLearning to complete the lectures and an exam to validate the lectures. The date indicated below in the listing for the EXAM is the date of the exam. As soon as your registration is validated by us, we will give you the access to our elearning platform where you can complete the theoretical part as preparation for your exam.

If you need the full education, you have to choose three practical training sessions and one exam session.
If you already have a similar education, you have to ask the authorities for recognition of your previous education. Based on the decision of the authorities, you have to complete some parts of the theoretical part (EXAM in the listing below) and/or some parts of the practical training (PRACTICAL TRAINING in the listing below).
VERY IMPORTANT: if you do not have to complete a full part of this education, please indicate in remarks of the registration form for the corresponding part(s) which topics you have to complete. If nothing is mentioned in remarks (registration form), we are register for the full part of the chosen session.

IMPORTANT QUESTION for part PRACTICAL TRAINING:
How many different species will you be working with??
If you will work only with one species, you have to register for the corresponding number of days (three days for the full training or the number of days required by the authorities) corresponding to your species of interest. Please note that the aquatic animals are considered as one species (aquatic animals). In this case, choose two fish species and one Xenopus.
If you have to work with different species, please contact Maike Heimann (maike-heimann@ethz.ch) before you register in the PRACTICAL TRAINING.
M-20 – English

Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science:
Non Rodent Species

Upcoming Course Dates
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Pigs/Bern
Bern
Registration until 29.09.2021
Closed
Monday, 8 November 2021
EXAM
LECTURES AND EXAMINATION
In the days following your registration, you will receive access to e-learning to prepare for the examination
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel
Registration until 21.09.2021
Closed
Monday, 13 December 2021
EXAM
LECTURES AND EXAMINATION
In the days following your registration, you will receive access to e-learning to prepare for the examination
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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Thursday, 16 December 2021
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Pig / Bern
Bern, University of Bern
Registration until 30.11.2021
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2022 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Aquatic Animals/Cichlids-Amphibians
Bern

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2020/2021 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - All Other Species
City TBA

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tbd 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Birds/lab birds
Zürich, UZH Irchel Lab birds

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tbd 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Birds/wild birds
Wauwiler Moss / Sempach, Vogelwarte Sempach

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tbd 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Ruminants and biosafety
IVI Mittelhäusern

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tbd 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Ruminants/General day
Zürich, UZH Tierspital

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tbd 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Ruminants/Anesthesia
Zürich, UZH Tierspital

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2022 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - All other species 2022
City TBA

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2022 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Birds/Hen
Zollikofen, Aviforum

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2022 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Aquatic animals/amphibians
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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2022 tbd
PRACTICAL TRAINING - aquatic animals/zebrafish
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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Open February 2022
EXAM
LECTURES AND EXAMINATION
In the days following your registration, you will receive access to e-learning to prepare for the examination
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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open March 2022
EXAM
LECTURES AND EXAMINATION
In the days following your registration, you will receive access to e-learning to prepare for the examination
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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Summer/Autumn 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Pigs / Anesthesia
Zürich, UZH Campus Irchel

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Summer/Autumn 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Pig/General Day
Eschikon

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Summer/Autumn 2022
PRACTICAL TRAINING - Pigs
Bern

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M-20 – English

Introductory Course in Laboratory Animal Science:
Non Rodent Species

NEW REGISTRATION SYSTEM FOR M1 and M20

We have adapted the registration system for modules 1 and 20. You register separately for the theory (with its written examination) and for the practical part. This way you choose and know all the exact dates for your training. 
As soon as your registration for the theory is validated, you will receive access to our e-learning platform to start viewing the readings at your convenience up until the date of the exam.
For more details, please refer to this explanatory document.

Explanatory notes for new registration system

Learning Objectives, Form, Scope, Content and Target Audience

The course is primarily aimed at persons conducting animal experiments with animal species other than laboratory rodents and can be attended instead of module 1. In order to fulfill the legal requirements of 40 h training and be entitled to the certificate for “Persons conducting animal experiments”, each participant is expected to attend the lectures in general theory and 3 days of training related to the species of choice.

Criteria for the Participation

Because live animals are used in this training, the participant must prove that they are going to undertake animal experiment in the near future. This is verified by our government agency. We therefore ask for the name of the study director and the license number in the registration form. It is also possible to select only the days of practical training to get official certificates of continuing education.

Accreditation

This course is recognized as basic education in Switzerland by the Federation of Swiss Cantonal Veterinary Officers (VSKT).

Conception

The duration of the whole course is 5 half days of lectures (2.5 days) and 3 days practical training corresponding to the minimum of 40 hours required by the legislation. This course corresponds to the FELASA category B course but is not accredited. 
Every participant can chose the species most convenient for him or her. Days that are dedicated to a particular species may also be booked separately as continuing education days. The species-specific course parts are organized at different places and include the following:  

– Biology of the species or group of species and special requirement
– Husbandry, capture, handling
– Identification, marking, fixation
– Diseases, indicators of disturbed welfare, euthanasia
– Anesthesia and analgesia
– Interventions and sampling methods
– Specific requirements concerning experimental design
– Behaviour, indicators of stress and pain
– Animal models

These contents may also be arranged as individual training in a tutorial system. The practical trainings are organized with the help of the Animal Welfare Officer of the University Zürich and the Responsible for Training and Education in Laboratory Animal Science of the ETH Zürich.

Theory Days

In the frame of the regular Module 1 courses.

Species-Specific Practical Course Part

This part will complete the acquired principles of the lectures based on the species of interest.
NB for Aquatic Animals: 2 fish days will be offered in Basel (Uni/FMI) - date to be announced.

Remark: A additional course dedicated to wild animals is organized by the Zoology Department of the University of Lausanne.

Location

In line with the LTK module 1 concept, lectures on general theory will take place in the modules 1 (in Zürich or Bern) 
Training on different groups of animals can be selected according to individual needs. These trainings may take place at various locations in Switzerland and will include practical work.

Certification and Costs

Entire Course (5 half days theory and 3 days practical training): 40 hours
Certificate to carry out animal experiment (only in combination with practical training)
- Affiliated with a University in Switzerland: CHF 1'400
- External, from an institution abroad or from industry: CHF 1'900

Practical Training only (per day)
Certificate for continuing education
- Affiliated with a University in Switzerland: CHF 350
- External, from an institution abroad or from industry: CHF 430

 

 

Please note that we will charge you the full fees in case of a late cancellation of the course (within 3 weeks before start of the course) or in case of absence. It is the responsibility of the participant to inform the organizer of the course about the cancellation before the deadline of 3 weeks before the course to avoid the billing of the course. To charge for cancellations is common practice by other providers, too. The new proceedings for education courses became necessary due to an increasing extent of short term cancellations in training modules.

Insurance

Insurance is responsibility of each participant.