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Experimental microsurgical techniques

This course gives an introduction to surgical techniques necessary/useful for surgical research projects, and apart from legislation and ethics of the use of animals in surgical research and surgical anaesthesia of laboratory animals, the course has a large practical compound with different surgical technique for microvascular surgery, urology, abdominal surgery and vascular surgery. 
The course consists of two days where microsurgical principles will be introduced and  microvascular procedures, such as end-to-end anastomosis of the femoral artery and vein will be practiced. On day three surgical techniques in intestinal resections and anastomosis will be practiced and day four and five will be with emphasis on esophagus resection and anastomis and urology as well as cannulations of the carotid artery and vein. All the procedures will use the rat as a research model.


This course gives an introduction to surgical techniques necessary/useful for surgical research Projects. Microvascular principles will be the basis for the techniques that will be practiced and hopefully mastered at the end of the course. This should give the student ability to perform almost any experimental surgery on the rat.

Teaching methods: The majority of the course will be hands on practice on experimental model. 

Course leader: Professor Jens Ahm Sørensen.

ECTS credits: 5 ECTS.

Number of participants: A maximum of  12.

Venue: Biomedical Laboratory, Winslowparken 23.

Course fee: The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement". For other participants there is a course fee of  fee DKK 9,120.

Cancellation: Please note that any cancellation of enrollment must be send to 4 weeks before course start!
We are ordering the laboratory animals  exactly 2 weeks before course start and the number of ressources are calculated after number of participant. Therefore it is important that you kindly send us your cancellation at latest 4 weeks before course start! 

Last Updated 10.12.2019