Laboratory Animal Science: Management and Techniques (11:067:275)

(3 credits)

Normally Offered: Each Spring semester as an evening course by Dr. Mehmet Uzumcu.

Prerequisites and Other Registration Restrictions: Enrollment is limited (stop point=30) and the course required of students completing the Laboratory Animal Science option.

Format: Lecture and Laboratory. Class meets twice per week for an 80-minute lecture. Some weeks a laboratory that may run 3 hours replaces the lecture. Students attend only 1 lab on those weeks that are scheduled for the hands-on laboratory exercise.

Description: This course introduces students to the principles and practices of laboratory animal science; with emphasis on animal care, the biology of traditional laboratory animals and includes hands-on experience with routine research methods with rodents. Course topics include: The Overview of Research Using Animals, Animal Rights vs. Animal Welfare, Regulations and Laws, Anatomy and Physiology, Health, and Nutrition and Disease, Animal Housing and Facility Design, Animal Handling, Pharmacology and Surgery, Transgenic Animals and Genotyping.

Examinations: Two hourly exams given in the lecture period, a Laboratory Practical Exam, an optional comprehensive exam during final exam week, and unannounced quizzes throughout the semester.

Syllabus (may be subject to change)

Other Requirements: Purchase of course manual highly recommended. Attendance is required.

Additional Information: Contact Dr. Uzumcu (848-932-6912, uzumcu@aesop.rutgers.edu).