SHUA13030E  Exam in Laboratory Animal Science, Human Biology

Volume 2019/2020

MSc Programme in Human Biology - compulsory

2,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination, 2 hours under invigilation
Exam registration requirements


Without aids
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
More than one internal examiner
Exam period

Week 19

Criteria for exam assesment

To achieve the grade Passed, the student must adequately be able to:


  • understand that animal experimentation is complicated and requires current training to secure the well-being of the animals and the scientific outcome 
  • explain the biological basis of laboratory animal breeding and maintenance, housing and management including basic genetics and reproduction, health monitoring, housing and handling (pre-, intra and post-procedural)
  • explain the legal basis for animal experimentation 
  • explain and critically evaluate the scientific methods applied within animal experimentation including blood sampling, injections, principles for drug-development and testing, anesthesia and analgesia and evaluation of pain -and stress related behaviour in laboratory animals 
  • discuss the basic biology of laboratory animals including behavioural and physiological needs
  • explain and critically evaluate basic knowledge relating to design and evaluation of studies using live animals 



  • organize self-training on handling and procedures in the most common laboratory animals 
  • discuss and evaluate the basic principles on how to use animals for research 
  • discuss and evaluate principles of procedures on their future experiments 
  • discuss, evaluate and argue about the ethical basis for the use of animals for research 
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 2
  • Total
  • 2