Admission: Master degree or PhD education in health or natural sciences or a similar background. Candidates must have participated in a basic laboratory animal science course.
Teaching language: English
Course objectives: Practical introduction to the principals and techniques used in microsurgical techniques in rats, as an experimental model, including anastomoses of blood vessels and implantation of catheters.
Course content: Anatomy and physiology of the rat, animal handling, anaesthesia and post operative care, euthanasia. The function of the operation microscope, microsurgical instruments and suture materials. Experimental surgical and microsurgical techniques used in physiology, pharmacology and neurology.
Exercises: Explorative laparotomy, dissection of blood vessels, microsurgical suturing techniques, end-to-end and end-to-side anastomosis on arteries and veins. Catheterisation of jugular vein, carotid artery, ileolumbar artery and portal vein. Bile cannulation, cecum fistels. Stereotactic procedures. It will be possible to train special techniques after own wish.
Course director: Associate Professor, PhD Peter Bollen, Biomedical Laboratory.
ECTS credits: 4 ECTS.
Number of participants: a maximum of 12.
Venue: Biomedical Laboratory, Winslowparken 23.
NB! Participants must bring their own white laboratory coat.
The course is free of charge for PhD students af the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
For PhD students enrolled in Universities that have joined the "Open market agreement", there is a fee, covering materials, of: DKK 8232,-
External participants/non-PhD students must pay a fee of DKK 25373,-