FEB 09, 2017 10:30 AM PST

Combining practical training with virtual training in the continuous development of lab animal vets

Speaker

Abstract

DATE: February 9, 2017
TIME: 10:30am PT, 1:30pm ET

During the last 50 years the claims for continuous development and training of laboratory animal staff has been progressively developing. In the same period competent veterinary support has become an increasingly integrated part of running high-tech laboratory animal facilities and performing state-of-the-art experiments in respect of the 3Rs. At present, the laboratory animal science community is faced with new challenges to meet the objectives of the new Directive 2010/63/EU. Although, the more detailed demands issued on the basis of the directive is generally to regarded as a positive input, because it has created an opportunity to further advance laboratory animal science training and education, it is also a challenge, because time and resources put a natural limit on the possibilities for lab animal vets to receive the proper training. Already today, not enough LAS programs are available across Europe, and new courses with a more flexible content need to be developed on the various levels of animal experimentation jobs. Online courses can help dealing with these challenges, as they are available anywhere at any time and are not limited to a certain number of participants. Theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of LAS can be taught online line at a students’ own study pace. Web-based programs offer the advantage of the option of multi-lingual training approaches within the same platform. Also it offers more flexibility for both teacher and student. For vets, it is obvious that there is also a need for practical training. However, if the hiring policy of the company or institution is directed towards securing a mixture of generations among vets, or if smaller organisation collaborate to secure this, the practical training is far more easy and probably also wiser to establish on-site rather than leaving this part to larger educational institutions such as the universities. In the future, the universities should, therefore, offer easily accessible online teaching programmes available globally to cover the needed curriculum, while the facilities themselves should collaborate on a more local scale to establish the practical training. The large non-governmental organisations in laboratory animal science and medicine, such as the veterinary unions, the laboratory animal science societies and the diplomat collages should then take on them to quality assure and accredit these programs. 

Learning Objectives:

  • A basic understanding of the need for post graduate education of laboratory animal veterinarians
  • An introduction to the potentials of blended learning for global teaching programs

Show Resources
You May Also Like
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
MAY 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: May 11, 2021 Time: 10:00zm PDT Your samples are some of the most valuable assets in the laboratory. After spending countless hours on extraction and preparation, your conclusions could...
SEP 14, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
SEP 14, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
Date: September 14, 2021 Time: 7am PDT, 10am EDT, 4pm CEST A conventional thermal cycler has long been a commodity product in the lab and end-point PCR techniques can be completed almost wit...
JUL 15, 2021 8:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
JUL 15, 2021 8:00 AM PDT
Date: July 15, 2021 Time: 8:00am (PDT), 11:00am (EDT) High dimensional full spectrum flow cytometry grants unprecedented access to previously unattainable parameters in cellular biology. Flu...
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
JUN 09, 2021 7:00 AM PDT
Date: June 9, 2021 Time: 09 June 2021, 7am PDT, 10am EDT, 4pm CEST cells with dramatic implications on the validity of past cell culture related research. The fact that at least 509 cell lin...
AUG 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
AUG 11, 2021 10:00 AM PDT
Date: August 11, 2021 Time: 10:00am (PDT), 1:00pm (EDT) Quality can never be assumed, is never automatic, and requires the long-term commitment of the laboratory, staff, and manufacturers. L...
APR 20, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
C.E. CREDITS
APR 20, 2021 11:00 AM PDT
Date: April 20, 2021 Time: 11:00am (PST), 2:00pm (EST) Identification and confirmation of microbial isolates is crucial in the analysis workflow, providing decision-makers the information...
FEB 09, 2017 10:30 AM PST

Combining practical training with virtual training in the continuous development of lab animal vets


Specialty

Animal Research

Animal Behavior

Animal Sciences

Animal Models

Clinical Research

Cell Culture

T-Cells

Neuron

Animal And Veterinary Sciences

Neuroscience

Protein

Biomarkers

Animal Care

Biology

Inflammation

Geography

Europe64%

North America27%

Registration Source

Website Visitors100%

Job Title

Research Scientist44%

Scientist22%

Clinical Laboratory Scientist11%

Medical Laboratory Technician11%

Animal Care Lab Technician11%

Organization

Academic Institution27%

Pharmaceutical Company18%

Biotech Company9%

Industrial Company9%

Research Institute9%

Medical Center9%

Other9%


Show Resources
Loading Comments...
Show Resources