Mouse Surgery

Goal: Practical introduction into the principles and techniques of microsurgical techniques, using the mouse as an experimental model.

Content: Lectures: Topographical anatomy of a mouse, principles of mouse surgery, microscope use, surgical instruments, suturing, cannulation, mouse anaesthesia and analgesia, aseptic techniques and specific ethical considerations.  Practical exercises: Ex vivo suturing and vessel anastomosis. Laparotomy, splenectomy, nephrectomy, vessel dissection, end-to-end anastomosis of abdominal aorta, catheterizations techniques. This course includes 6 consultant hours for assistance in your own surgical project.

Course learning outcome: Participants will gain knowledge of mouse topographical anatomy, basic principles of mouse surgery including the use of operating microscope, description of micro instruments and their handling.

Course teaching methods: The course includes introductory lectures, live demonstration of individual microsurgical techniques which will be projected from the operating microscope onto the large monitor, total of 15 hours of practice with constant supervision by 4 teachers/instructors. In the final phase of the course the participants will be able to practice the surgery required for their research project.

Credits: 2.8 ECTS credits. 

Price:  The course is free of charge for PhD students enrolled at SDU. For students from universities that have joined the "Open market agreement" the course fee is DKK 4,045. The course fee for other participants is DKK 7,565,-

The course Mourse Surgery conducted under the Clinical Research graduate programme. 



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