February 2025


*Further IAT fees may apply

Application of the 3Rs to the severity assessment framework

This module provides an overview of the severity assessment framework, its contribution to improving animal welfare, promoting implementation of the Three Rs and enhancing transparency. It provides the following information on the nature of procedures: the prospective classification of the severity of procedures, why the continuous assessment of severity is a key component of the legislation, and reporting of actual severity. It explains: the principles governing severity assessment, the concept of direct and contingent suffering and the concept of cumulative severity. It is intended to complement, draw together and expand on the information and key concepts from other modules to provide a stand-alone module on severity assessment. The module content aims to be accessible to all those who require a deeper understanding of the severity assessment framework.

Face to Face learning – 5th & 6th Feb 2025.

You will cover

  • Severity assessment framework
  • Severity assessment
  • Statistical Reporting
  • Reporting of Actual Severity

Key Skills you will develop

  • Knowledge and understanding of what constitutes a scientific procedure and how the severity of such procedures is classified prospectively
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature and value of the severity assessment framework
  • Ability to apply the severity assessment framework

Combined course discount

This unit is being run as part of a week of courses focused on legislation around animal work:

Enrol on all three to receive a 10% discount and to obtain 60 credits towards a Level 4 Diploma in a single week!

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Course Details

  • Course Length: 200 hours
  • Credits: 20
  • Unit Number: U4.8
  • Teacher: David Anderson / Kathy Ryder



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