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Millions and millions of human life got saved because of the animal testing. But is the animal testing humane?

In this course you will be provided with a broad overview of diverse topics in the practice of and approaches to humane animal experimentation. You will gain knowledge about issues such as experimental design, humane endpoints to prevent unnecessary animal pain, environmental enrichment, post-surgical care, pain management, and the impact of stress on the quality of data.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: JHSPH Open

Course Curriculum

1. Enhancing Human Science Improving Animal Reasearch – Opening – Alan M. Golderg and James Owiny 00:10:00
2. Introduction to Humane Science 00:15:00
3. Rodent Surgery Quality Matters – Randy Brown 00:15:00
4. Post-Procedural Care – Sylvia Singletary and Christian Newcomer 00:15:00
5. Pain and Distress Measurement, Avoidance, and Relief – Norman Peterson 00:25:00
6. Impact of Stress on Quality of Data – Andrew Rowan 00:15:00
7. Humane Endpoints in Animal Research – James Owiny 00:25:00
8. Animal Welfare The Five Freedoms – Julie Watson 00:25:00
9. Enviornmental Enrichment in Rodent Studies Functional Outcomes – Tomas Guilarte 00:30:00
10. Overview of Non-Invasive Imaging in Rodents – Kathy Gabrielson 00:25:00
11. In Vitro and Other Replacement Approaches – Alan M. Goldberg and James Yager 00:25:00
12. Experimental Design, Basic Statistics, and Sample Size Determination – Karl W. Broman 00:40:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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