- demonstrate knowledge and principles (anatomical, physiological and behavioural) that are essential for the use and care of animals recruited for research.
- apply ethical principles in lab animal research when designing an animal experiment.
- recognize appropriate sedative, anaesthetic and analgesic drugs and methods that could be used in surgeries of lab animals.
- discuss the physical environment and optimal conditions necessary for management of an animal house.
- demonstrate all relevant practical aspects in animal experiments including animal handling, feeding, injecting substances, harvesting organs and suturing.
- use efficiently and effectively ‘Replacement, Refinement, Reduction, Responsibilities and Rehabilitation’ concepts in laboratory animal science when conducting an animal experiment.
- critically appraise published reports and journal articles related to laboratory animal science.
- use appropriate statistical knowledge and skills in conducting research.
- develop suitable alternative models using local material with creativity and innovation.
- use the knowledge acquired to develop a protocol using lab animals and/or alternatives.
- Duration: 24 months
- Credit Hours: 84
- SLQF level: 2
Three passes for GCE (A/L) Examination including Credit pass for Chemistry in Science and Mathematics stream.
By an Interview
- Field Visit
- Three hour theory examination
- Three hour practical examination
- Viva- voice examination
- Ministry of Health
- Ceylon Medical Collage Council
- Department of Pharmacology
- Department of Anatomy
- Department of Physiology
- English teaching unit of the faculty
Course Fee: Students should not pay for the course.
Professor P. Galappaththi (Course Coordinator),
Mrs. Y.M.Y.Nisha (Contact Person)
Department of Pharmacology.
Phone: +94 112 695 300 ext: 195 / 198