Research training and projects including laboratory animal science
Information from the course leader
Dear course participants,
Welcome to the course Research training and project including laboratory animal science starting 2 November 2021. We are happy to invite to a course, which we hope will give you a platform for scientific work and a kick-off into your master degree project.
As you know from the course plan an important part of the course is the course project where you perform research training of some kind. The training should involve methods and analysis that will be used in your coming master degree project. It is important that you find a project yourself. As course leaders we urge you to start thinking and organising your master thesis project as soon as possible by contacting potential advisors. During the first week of the course your project need to be settled. Below you will find links and contacts to the homepages of the different departments.
It could also be fruitful to look through earlier master degree projects to get ideas for your own project, go to: http://stud.epsilon.slu.se/cgi/search/advanced. Visit the information page about master degree projects at https://internt.slu.se/en/targeted-info/faculties/faculty-of-veterinary-medicine-and-animal-science/core-businesses/education/degree-projects-within-the-vh-faculty/.
Anna Skarin and Tomas Bergström
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management:
For more information, please contact Rebecca Danielsson at: HUV.email@example.com
Department of Animal Environment and Health: https://www.slu.se/en/departments/animal-environment-health/education/examensarbete/examensarbete/
For more information please contact Lisa Lundin (Lisa.Lundin@slu.se).
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics:
(For more information (in English) please contact Anna Johansson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry:
Please contact Erik Pelve (email@example.com) Director of studies at the department, to get more information about degree project at the department. https://www.slu.se/en/departments/anatomy-physiology-biochemistry/education/grundutbildning/degree-projects/
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health:
For more information please contact Cecilia Wolff (Cecilia Wolff).
Department of Clinical Sciences:
https://www.slu.se/institutioner/kliniska-vetenskaper/utbildning/grundutbildning/examensarbete/ For more information please Jonas Wensman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Susanne Pettersson (email@example.com).
Contact Sabine Sampels firstname.lastname@example.org, Director of studies for Food Science master programme
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Academic year 2021/2022
2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
HV0197 Research training and projects including laboratory animal science, 15.0 CreditsForskningsmetoder och projekt inklusive försöksdjurskunskap
SubjectsAnimal Science Biology
Education cycleMaster’s level
|Laboratory Animal Science||1.5||0104|
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1F)
Prior knowledge• 180 credits at first cycle level
• 30 credits biology at second cycle level
or 30 credits animal science at second cycle level
or 30 credits veterinary medicine at second cycle level
• English 6
ObjectivesThe objectives of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of applied research methodology and scientific methods, as well as to independently train scientific review and assessment of experimental design. The course includes laws and regulations concerning the use of animals for scientific purposes.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- independently plan and design a scientific study in animal science, biology or food science,
- discuss and critically evaluate experimental design and methods for data collection in own and others’ experimental plans,
- orally in English present a scientifically substantiated experimental plan to a defined target group,
- independently plan and lead seminars with a focus on assessment of experimental design and interpretation of data,
- perform practical skills and account for knowledge of practical experimental steps linked to a specific research methodology,
- account for laws and regulations as well as ethical issues regarding the use of animals for scientific purposes,
- explain how the 3Rs (Replace, Reduce and Refine) can be applied when using animals in research and what is meant by a caring culture,
- explain how housing, management and experimental methodology can affect experimental animals and research results.
ContentThe course contains elements where the student can practice the skills required to carry out a research project. The student must independently plan and complete an experimental plan that can later be used in an independent work / degree project. In seminars, students will discuss scientific papers based on assessment of experimental design and interpretation of data. The students must also orally present their experimental plans in English to the course participants. The course also provides students with basic knowledge regarding legislation and regulations when using experimental animals. The course includes handling exercises of live animals.
The course includes practical skills training or theoretical in-depth study of skills linked to research elements in the student’s specific projects. Practical skills training can be carried out on your own initiative in a research environment outside SLU.
In addition to the written and oral examination, there are compulsory parts within e.g. seminars, presentations and practical skills training.
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed written and oral examination. Passed participation in compulsory course modules.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course presupposes that the student can propose its own research project to work on. The student is expected to take personal responsibility in planning and carrying out the practical training in the course.
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management
- Literature HV0197 [Literature HV0197] (https://slunik.slu.se/kursfiler/HV0176/20040.2021/Literature_list_HV0176.docx)