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Animal Care & User Induction & Refresher Training


Compulsory Animal Ethics Induction Course & Animal Ethics Refresher Course: Face to Face Seminars Friday April 13, 2018

VENUE: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide.


Compulsory Animal Ethics Induction Course: Face to Face Seminar

"The Use of Animals in Research & Teaching - What You Need To Know."

A half day Introductory or Induction Level course for new staff, honours and postgraduate students will be conducted by the Animal Ethics committees of the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, SA Pathology/CALHN,  Women's & Children's Health Network and SAHMRI.

Date: Friday April 13, 2018

Time:  MORNING INDUCTION PROGRAM 8:30AM to 1PM (To be confirmed)

Venue: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide.

Program: Provisional Program Not yet available, however will be similar to the 2017 course. Download 2017 Induction Course Program

      University of Adelaide staff & students  Register On-Line (available from 20/11/2017)  arrow Animal Ethics Induction Course (N.B. Induction course booking will be available via UniSA Survey Site)

        Registration Queries? Contact the Animal Welfare Officer

          The Annual Animal Ethics Induction Training Course is particularly aimed at new users but is of interest and value to animal users generally. It is expected that all new University of Adelaide animal users will attend this Animal Ethics Induction. The broad object of the course is to draw attention to ethical questions that must be considered when scientific and teaching activities relating to the conditional use of animals are proposed. There is particular emphasis on the responsibilities involved and on the importance of compliance with the Australian code for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes - 8th Edition 2013. In addition the program raises wider issues in relation to the humane use of animals.

            All University of Adelaide HDR students using animals for research must complete this course and the associated MyUni  Animal Ethics Evaluation and Assessment  program,  in order to obtain the certification required as part of Core Component documentation. (See point 4 regarding On Line MyUni Course below).


            Animal Ethics Continuing Professional Development/Refresher Course: Face to Face Seminar

            A half day course for experienced staff and postgraduate students will be conducted by the Animal Ethics committees of the University of Adelaide, the University of South Australia, SA Pathology/CALHN, Women's & Children's Health Network and SAHMRI.

            When: Friday April 13, 2018

            Time: AFTERNOON CPD/REFRESHER Program (1:30 to 4PM) ((To be confirmed)

            Venue: SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide.

            Program: Provisional Program not yet available, however will be similar to the 2017 course. Download 2017 CPD/Refresher Course Program

            Completion of this course will satisfy AEC continuing education requirements.

            University of Adelaide staff & students  Register On-Line (available from 20/11/2017)  arrow Animal Ethics Refresher Course (N.B. CPD/Refresher course booking will be available via UniSA Survey Site)

            Registration Queries? Contact the Animal Welfare Officer

            All University of Adelaide staff and students using animals for research, teaching, training or other scientific purposes are required to further develop or update their knowledge at least every 5 years with regards to Animal Ethics.


              Compulsory Animal Ethics Induction Course: On-Line at MyUni BLACKBOARD (Canvas course coming)

              • MyUni Logo AU_DVCR_ANIML_0001 -  Animal Ethics and Welfare Introduction
              • What if I Miss the Annual Animal Ethics Induction Course?

                Animal Ethics recommends that New University of Adelaide students and staff who are unable to attend the compulsory Animal Ethics Induction Training on 13 April 2018:

                1. Download and read the 8th Edition of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals for scientific purposes – the Australian rulebook and guide for all animal users.  
                2. Familiarise yourself with the content of the Animal Ethics website: University of Adelaide Animal User's Handbook, University Policies & Guidelines, Application and Annual Reporting forms, and other information.
                3. Complete the course on-line at the MyUni site.
                4. Check additional requirements at the Graduate Centre CaRST (Careers and Research Skills Training) site  Animal Ethics & Welfare Introductory Course.
                5. Contact the Animal Welfare Officer in order to be enrolled in the MyUni BLACKBOARD  Animal Ethics Evaluation and Assessment  program.

                6. Attend the next Compulsory Animal Ethics Induction Program or Continuing Professional Development Refresher Program.
                 

                Compulsory Induction Training for Users of Laboratory Animal Services Facilities

                More information and registration: Laboratory Animal Services New Users

                The principle objective of this training program is to provide animal users with the necessary information that will enable them to use the Laboratory Animal Services managed animal facilities efficiently, productively and ethically, by having the highest regard for the policies and procedures in place to ensure animal well-being and experimental integrity and reliability.

                There are two steps to this program in 2018:

                1. Step one - Register through the LAS Office Manager to attend the LAS Induction Seminar (Provisional Date: February 2018; Time TBA ).  Venue: University of Adelaide (TBA)
                2. Step two - Contact the LAS Medical School Team Leader Client Relations for further induction tailored to the needs of each individual staff member or student.

                  • Optional Practical Animal Handling Training

                    More information and registration: Practical Training in Laboratory Rat & Mouse Techniques.

                    These practicals are intended as an introduction to commonly used laboratory animal procedures and techniques for new students and less experienced staff. They will be conducted by the University of Adelaide Animal Welfare Officer and Laboratory Animal Services. Scheduled Practicals and Workshops are advertised here and on the Animal Welfare website.

                    Ad Hoc practical training in animal handling and basic procedures are available on request to the Animal Welfare Officer and Laboratory Animal Services.


                    Optional On-Line Training from CCAC

                    More information : Canadian Council on Animal Care Training website

                    All personnel involved with the use of animals in research, teaching and testing must be adequately trained in the principles of animal care and useand the ethical issues involved in animal use. The Canadian Council for Animal Care has made freely available 12 web-based basic training modules for animal users to pursue at their own pace. The key principles are relevant to Australia and internationally.


                  Optional On-Line Training from Johns Hopkins University

                  Enhancing Humane Science - Improving Animal Research

                  More information: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Open Courseware website

                  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


                  Optional On-Line Training Welfare Assessment of Laboratory Animals Interactive e-Learning Module

                  Recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.

                  More information: http://cbctraining.ncl.ac.uk/eM-EU5/story_html5.html

                  This on-line scenario-based learning resource prepared by Professor Paul Flecknell's Team "guides users through the process of assessing welfare – whether it be for conducting routine health checks, monitoring the effects of animal procedures, or evaluating the effectiveness of refinements [such as pain-minimisation strategies including analgesic effectiveness]. Interactive images and video clips are used to highlight key physical and behavioural indicators of good and poor welfare in mice, rats, zebrafish and other common laboratory species. Recognising signs of suffering is essential in implementing humane endpoints and carrying out [animal behaviour and clinical monitoring] assessments."

                  This resource delivers learning objectives in Module 5 of the Training Framework established under  European Union Directive 2010/63/EU


                  Animal Welfare Officer

                  The University of Adelaide, Adelaide
                  SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

                  Dr Denise Noonan
                  Phone: +61 8 8313 4107
                  Mobile: +614 2161 5147
                  denise.noonan@adelaide.edu.au

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