CRC19: Courses

VT 152 Introduction to Laboratory Animals and Caged Birds

Units: 2

Hours: 27 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: VT 100 and 111 with grades of "C" or better

This course is designed to expand upon the brief introduction the veterinary technology student has had to caged birds and laboratory animals. The student will have more hands-on exposure to laboratory animals and caged birds (e.g. specimen collection, anesthesia, etc.) thereby increasing their understanding of laboratory animal care maintenance requirements. Greater emphasis will be placed on obtaining handling skills. This course will provide information and handling skills which will help the student prepare for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) certification. A field trip to a research facility is required. Students will also be required to spend 2-6hrs/week during assigned times in the care of the colony animals. Time may include weekends and holidays as well as semester break.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO1: Students will explain the laws that affect working with and maintaining laboratory animals.