BIO-8014 Aquatic Animal Welfare - 5 ECTS
Registration deadline for PhD students at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway: February 1. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December.
Application deadline for external PhD students: December 1.
Researchers at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway or external institutions who carry out experiments with aquatic animals should apply for BIO-3503. Deadline: December 1.
PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December.
External PhD students apply for admission through SøknadsWeb. Application code 9305.
Contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.
The course is mandatory for researchers who carry out experiments with aquatic animals (fish and decapoda) and fulfil the Ministry's requirements for researches, category C.
The course should give the students a sufficient knowledge and background for conducting legal, environmentally safe end ethically acceptable experimental work with live fish and decapods.
Students who has completed the course should:
- Know about the legislations and regulations in animal experimentation, including the Animal welfare act (Dyrevelferdsloven) and the Aquaculture management regulation (Akvakulturdriftsforskriften).
- Know the authorities that maintain legislations and regulations, and how to apply to the Norwegian food safety authority (Mattilsynet) for permission to do experiments.
- Have a sound and respectful attitude to the ethical aspects of working with live animals.
- Have sufficient knowledge about relevant and important aspects of fish and decapode biology, including pain perception, stressors and stress responses, health and welfare, anaesthesia/immobilisation, acclimation, environmental needs and tagging methods.