October 2024



Recognition of pain, suffering and distress: species specific

This unit prepares individuals to be able to identify normal condition and behaviour of experimental animals and enable them to differentiate between a normal animal and one which is showing signs of pain, suffering or distress which could be a result of factors including environment, husbandry or the effect of experimental protocols. It will also provide information regarding severity classifications, cumulative severity and the use of humane endpoints.

Online only – 2nd and 3rd October

You will cover

  • Assessment of the animal
  • Humane end points
  • Refinement

Key Skills you will develop

  • methods for assessing and recording the welfare of the animals in your care
  • Knowledge and understanding of humane end points and their use
  • Ability to describe the use of anaesthesia or analgesia to reduce animal pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm
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Course Details

  • Course Length: 200 hours
  • Credits: 20
  • Unit Number: U5.13
  • Teacher: Paul flecknell / Matt Leach



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