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BIOL 357

In this course students will learn a variety of practical skills that will prepare them for placement and enable them to better meet the needs of their work experience site.  The lecture component will introduce the student to federal and provincial laws and regulations governing the use of animals in science and teaching, principles of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), animal health and welfare, lab animal disease, zoonotic diseases, euthanasia and biosafety standards and guidelines with relation to laboratory animal facilities.  This will be achieved primarily by self-study materials and assignments. 

The laboratory component will emphasize safe and humane handling techniques and health monitoring. Through mock scenarios, students will have the opportunity to practice the theory of aseptic injection techniques and other technical training that are required when working laboratory animals such as rats and mice.

Prerequisite: ETHS150