The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Welfare of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes course

A credit-bearing short course exploring the welfare of animals kept for scientific purposes from within the MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law portfolio.

Welfare of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes

This course enables students to understand and appraise the impact of animals being used for scientific purposes and the international legal and ethical frameworks that determine their use.

  • 20 credits
  • Course leader: Dr Amanda Novak
  • September start

Scientific purposes include testing, breeding for genetic modification, fundamental research, training and education.  Ethical frameworks include an analysis for and against the use of animals for scientific purposes with students self-reflecting about your own position, based on the latest available scientific evidence.

For full course information, including learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study page.