Course: Enhancing Humane Science - Improving Animal Research

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Enhancing Humane Science - Improving Animal Research

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Course

Instructor:

Alan M. Goldberg and James Owiny

Offered By:

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing



Description:

This course provides a broad overview of diverse topics in the practice of and approaches to humane animal experimentation. It addresses such issues as experimental design (including statistics and sample size determination), humane endpoints, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data. It was developed by CAAT director Alan Goldberg and James Owiny, the training and compliance administrator of the Johns Hopkins University animal care and use committee, along with Christian Newcomer, associate provost for animal research and resources at Hopkins.

The self-paced course consists of 12 audio lectures with accompanying slides, resource lists, and study questions.