Introduction to Rodent Care and Handling -Rat
This is a 3 day course designed for ANU staff and students that are required to assist with work involving laboratory rats while at the ANU. The modules that make up this course include:
- Bio-exclusive facility practices
- Basic husbandry and handling
- Euthanasia methods
- Introduction to Injection techniques
- Basic anatomy
Delivery: These modules are delivered using a combination of presentations, theoretical notes and practical application. Eight practical sessions are scheduled over three days for this course, which, in most cases, are sufficient to reach competency; however, more sessions can be arranged if required.
*Participants with sufficient experience can be fast tracked through these sessions*
Session dates: If there is no suitable session available to you please select to be “Wait Listed” and you will be contacted with further information on dates available.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
Objectives: On completion of this course, it is expected that participants will have a developed knowledge of the general husbandry of rodents, and greater skills for handling rats. Participants would be able to perform the duties of daily care of laboratory rodents including restraint for examination and euthanasia with little supervision. This course also covers sharps safety training.
Assessment: Competency is determined following the successful completion of online quizzes and the practical demonstration of techniques.
Please note that there is a “No Show Fee” of $100 for not attending a scheduled course.