Specialisation Courses
  • UAB Specialisation Course
  • Code: 3644/16
  • 16th edition
  • Modality: Blended
  • Credits: 5 ECTS
  • Start date: 15/09/2021
  • Finish date: 01/12/2021
  • Places: 20
  • Orientation: Research, Professional
  • Price: 1650 €
  • Special price 1450 €
    Group of application: Staff of European public research centers
    Special price 1150 €
    Group of application: UAB sphere students
    Special price 430 €
    Group of application: UAB doctoral student
  • Teaching language: English
  • Location: Facultad de Veterinaria. Campus UAB. Bellaterra (Barcelona)
This course aims to respond to the training requirements defined by the legislation for the use of animals in research (EU Directive 63/2010, RD 53/2013 and ECC/566/2015). This legislation defines, among others, two functions for which prior training is required and that are relevant to perform a doctorate in an area that requires the use of animal models: a) carrying out procedures on animals and b) designing procedures and projects. In addition, the course covers the requirements necessary for the functions of animal care and euthanasia.

The syllabus of this course is the same as the course that in a classroom form has been offered by the UAB since the year 1998. However, the increasing mobility of scientists makes necessary to offer a course in English. In addition, the development of the theoretical content in an on-line version will also facilitate to organize more flexible editions of the course and a better adaptation to the needs of the training of scientists before they start their job.

This course will be inside the accreditation of FELASA already existing for the classroom form of the course (FELASA 002/03F). This accreditation, while ensuring quality standards, facilitates the recognition of these capacities in the countries of the European Union.

The course includes the attendance to laboratory for hands on training.


National and European legislation on protection of experimental animals
Ethics, animal welfare and 3R
Basic biology of laboratory species
Care, health care and handling of animals
Animal welfare
Refinement in the experimental procedures
Anaesthesia for minor procedures
Anaesthesia for surgery or lengthy procedures
Principles of Surgery
Design of procedures and projects

Scholarships and financial aid

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Coordinating centres

Facultad de Veterinaria
Departamento de Biologia Celular, Fisiología e Inmunología

Collaborating centres



Patri Vergara

Phone: 935811848

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