Course Identification

Laboratory animals at the Weizmann Institute of Science
20243641

Lecturers and Teaching Assistants

Dr. Shelly Zinamon, Dr. Noa Stettner, Dr. Avishag Tuval, Dr. Gil Hecht
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Course Schedule and Location

2024
First Semester
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11/12/2023
03/03/2024

Field of Study, Course Type and Credit Points

Life Sciences: Laboratory; Elective; Regular; 0.00 points
Life Sciences (Brain Sciences: Systems, Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Track): Laboratory; 0.00 points

Comments

The animal laboratory course comprises on two parts, both are mandatory:
1.on-line course built of seven modules performed at the AALAS learning library. To access the online course please contact Mrs. Stav Lev
Stav.lev@weizmann.ac.il or Dr. Shelly Zinamon Kestecher shelly.zinamon@weizmann.ac.il

2. Hands on lab that includes handling and restraining rodents as well as frequent procedures and short pathology lab
3. multiple questions exam


Prerequisites

No

Restrictions

80

Language of Instruction

English

Attendance and participation

Obligatory

Grade Type

Pass / Fail

Grade Breakdown (in %)

100%
online course and hands on lab

Evaluation Type

Examination

Scheduled date 1

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-
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Scheduled date 2

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-
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Estimated Weekly Independent Workload (in hours)

2

Syllabus

this is a all year long course, consist of an online program (AALAS learning library) and hands on lab with one of the veterinarians. you can enroll at any time of the year. 

Online Course: containing 7 modules

  1. Working with the IACUC
  2. Working with the Laboratory mouse
  3. Working with the Laboratory rat
  4. Design and statistical analysis of laboratory animal studies
  5. Occupational health and safety in the care and use of research animals
  6. Genetics and breeding colony management
  7. Husbandry

 

Frontal lab day

working with laboratory mice- handling and restraining frequently used injections, blood collection and short pathology lab.

Final exam

33 multiple choice questions  1 hour.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Explain principles in laboratory animals' medicine.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency advanced methodology and experimental approaches in animals' experimentation.
  3. Perform commonly used procedures in different species as well as a postmortem dissection.

Reading List

7 modules at the AALAS library.

Website

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