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Laboratory Animal Practicum (11:067:205)


Typically Offered: In the Fall and Spring semesters.

Prerequisites: The pre- or corequisite is Laboratory Animal Science: Management and Techniques, 11:067:275, or the permission of Dr. Mehmet Uzumcu. For questions, contact Dr. Mehmet Uzumcu (

Other Registration Restrictions: Medical clearance to work with animals is required prior to registering. For information on obtaining this clearance, please read our Working With Animals (64k PDF) information sheet. Contact Dr. Aparna Zama ( with questions.

Description: During this practicum class, students receive hands-on experience working in an AAALAC-accredited small animal research facility. Students learn about the operations of a laboratory animal facility, including animal husbandry skills and general care of laboratory animals. In addition, students will participate in and learn common laboratory research techniques using rodents during designated demonstration sessions.

Examinations: Students must successfully complete 84 hours of work in the animal facility and will be graded on attendance, participation, laboratory reports, and quizzes.

Syllabus (87k PDF) (may be subject to change)