spring 2019

BIO-3503 Aquatic Animal Welfare - 5 stp

Sist endret: 12.10.2018

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics

Studiested

Tromsø |

Application deadline

Concerns only admission to singular courses: Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Master course for biology students and masterstudents in fishery science. The course is available as a singular course.

Admission requirements

Local admission, application code 9371 - - Master`s level singular course. Admission requires a Bachelor`s degree (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualification.

Course contents

The first part of the course deal with legislations and regulations in animal experimentation and which types of experiments are under the Animal welfare act and the legislations and regulations which apply to the hold of live fish and decapods. The biological part of the course includes lectures on pain perception, stressors and stress responses, health and welfare, anaesthesia/immobilisation, acclimation, environmental needs and tagging methods. The course also encompasses seminars in which the various topics in the lectures, including ethical issues and considerations, are discussed. Seminars also include work with experimental design (including the three R's) of a given research topic, and compilation of an application to the Norwegian animal research authority on the same research topic. Finally the course includes a one day excursion to the research station in Kårvik for practical demonstrations of experiment preparation, fish handling, blood sampling, anesthesia etc.

Objective of the course

The course is mandatory for researchers who carry out experiments with aquatic animals (fish and decapoda) and fulfil the Ministry's requirements for researches, category C.

 The course should give the students a sufficient knowledge and background for conducting leagal, environmentally safe end ethically acceptable experimental work with live fish and decapods.

Students who has completed the course should:

  • Know about the legislations and regulations in animal experimentation, including the Animal welfare act (Dyrevelferdsloven) and the Aquaculture management regulation (Akvakulturdriftsforskriften).
  • Know the authorities that maintain legislations and regulations, and how to apply to the Norwegian animal research authority (Forsøksdyrutvalget) for permission to do experiments.
  • Have a sound and respectful attitude to the ethical aspects of working with live animal

Have sufficient knowledge about relevant and important aspects of fish and decapode biology, including pain perception, stressors and stress responses, health and welfare, anaesthesia/immobilisation, acclimation, environmental needs and tagging methods.

Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Obligatory attendance on lectures, seminars and excursion.

Assessment

Written exam (3 hours).Grade: Pass/Fail. Obligatory attendance on lectures, seminars and excursion. There will be a re-sit examination for students that did not pass the previous ordinary examination.  

Schedule

Course overlap

BIO-8014 Aquatic Animal Welfare 5 stp

Recommended reading/syllabus

Pdfs from lectures, scientific articles. Syllabus and reading list will be announced prior to course start.  
Lectures Spring 2019
First attandance: see schedule
Lectures prof. Even Hjalmar Jørgensen


Kontakt

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Andreassen, Siv


Telefon: +4777646381 siv.andreassen@uit.no

Professor-Even-H-Jørgensen

Even Jørgensen


Telefon: +4777646791
Mobil: 41433694 even.jorgensen@uit.no