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FELASA course

The Medical Faculty of the University of Szeged offers the opportunity to take part in the next FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) level C course between 16-26 january 2017.

The course meets all the mandatory requirements to achieve adequate level of competency on the use of animals in research and education, and to designs and perform animal experiments in the European Union. The aim is to ensure optimal animal protection and welfare while adhering to the highest scientific standards during the animal research procedures. The accredited course fully follows the FELASA recommendations and the European and Hungarian regulations (Ref. No. 035/14).

The course will focus on the following main topics: legislation, ethics and views in society; the 3R’s, the course of events in animal experiments; biology of laboratory animals; the choice of species; genetics and environmental factors influencing animal experiments; health and safety hazards; principles concerning the handling of animals, anesthesia, analgesia and humane killing of laboratory animals; principles of surgical procedures; evaluation and quality control of animal experiments; reporting; alternatives to animals experiments.

Theory and practice are closely linked. The acquired knowledge and practical skills will be assessed in a final examination based on three items: a written exam, evaluation of a document requesting permission for animal experiments, and practical exams.



Applicants must hold a university degree in Medicine or any branch of Biological and Veterinary Science. The number of participants is limited. If the number of registrations exceeds the maximum number, we will apply a first-come-first-served approach based on the date when we receive the registration.


16-26 january 2017.

Institute of Surgical Research, University of Szeged (6720 Szeged, Szőkefalvi Nagy.B. u. 6)


The official language of the course is English.


10 days (from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm); 80 hrs of teaching, 40 hrs of lectures, 40 hrs of workshops and practices based on a previously set schedule.


At least 90% of attendance

Successful theoretical and practical exams

Paid registration fee

Registration fee:

650 EUR for EU participants. The fee charged covers all elements of administration, enrolment, course materials, tuition, supervision and examination, however excludes re-examination.

Reduced fee (450 EUR) is available for members of the University of Szeged.

Application form here

Send to: kaszaki.jozsef@med.u-szeged.hu (Dr. József Kaszaki Associate Professor)

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