Information Package / Course Catalogue
Biology of the Laboratory Animal and Basic Techniques
Course Code: VFZ626
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Third Cycle (Doctorate Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 1
Prt.: 2
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 6
Objectives of the Course

To be practical knowledge about laboratory animals biology and experimental procedures performed on laboratory animals

Course Content

Definition of laboratory animal, general care and feeding of laboratory animals, rat, mouse, hamster, gerbil, guinea pigs and rabbits biology, basic experimental procedures applied to laboratory animals, anesthesia, euthanasia, drug delivery methods, and blood collection

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.1. To be aware of the animal rights
2.2. To be informed about the animal rights ethics and animal welfare
3.3. To be knowledge about the behavior of experimental animals
4.4. To approach and keep in the laboratory animals
5.5. To get the blood and other tissue fluids in variously ways in the laboratory animals
6.6. To performed in anesthesia and small surgical interventions in laboratory animals and could be euthanized appropriate methods
Recommended or Required Reading
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Laboratory animal ethics and animal rights
Week 1 - Practice
The rules of the Laboratory animal units
Week 2 - Theoretical
Animal welfare
Week 2 - Practice
Cage types
Week 3 - Theoretical
Behaviors of laboratory animals
Week 3 - Practice
The monitoring of the laboratory animals behaviors
Week 4 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in mouse
Week 5 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in rat
Week 6 - Theoretical
Gerbil
Week 6 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in gerbil
Week 7 - Theoretical
Hamster
Week 7 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in hamster
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 8 - Practice
Midterm
Week 9 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in Guinea pig
Week 10 - Theoretical
Rabbit
Week 10 - Practice
Basic applications and interventions in rabbit
Week 11 - Theoretical
The holding in the laboratory animals
Week 11 - Practice
Reproductive behaviors in laboratory animals
Week 12 - Theoretical
Routes of Administration
Week 12 - Practice
Specimen collection in the laboratory animals
Week 13 - Theoretical
Blood Collection
Week 13 - Practice
Euthanasia methods in the laboratory animals-I
Week 14 - Theoretical
Anesthesia and euthanasia
Week 14 - Practice
Euthanasia methods in the laboratory animals-I
Week 15 - Theoretical
General and special surgical techniques
Week 15 - Practice
Autopsy in the laboratory animals
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%38
Final Examination1%60
Quiz4%1
Term Assignment1%1
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141128
Lecture - Practice142256
Assignment42112
Term Project124125
Quiz42112
Midterm Examination1617
Final Examination19110
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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Adnan Menderes University - Information Package / Course Catalogue