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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
VHT716 Approaches and Alternative Methods on Experimental Animals 927001 1 1 6
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To provide sufficient information about the reasons for animal use, ethical and legal regulations in the experiments and to evaluate the responsibilities of researchers using experimental animals. Also telling alternative methods to be used instead of experimental animals.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Şule SANAL, Doç. Dr. Berfin Melikoğlu GÖLCÜ
Learning Outcomes
  1. Have knowledge about the history of animal use in scientific research
  2. Experience in animal experiments In experiments, the contribution of animal use to cognition
  3. Understand the responsibilities of researchers on animal use in experiments
  4. Learn ethical principles for the use of experimental animals
  5. Learn alternative methods instead of using experimental animals
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Bekoff, M. & Meaney, C.A. (Eds.) Animal Rights Movement. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare. 2nd Edition. Greenwood Press, 1998.
2. Beauchamp TL. Principles of Biomedical Ethics. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.
3. Rollin, BE Science and Ethics. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
4. Russell W.M.S., Burch R.L. The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique.
5. Özkul T. Hayvan Deneyleri Etiği, Ulusal ve Uluslararası Mevzuat. Uludağ Üniversitesi Hayvan Deneyleri Yerel Etik Kurul Sertifika Kurs Notları, 2016.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Introduction and Terminology Basic Concepts of Animal Experiments History of Animal Use in Experiments The Need for Animal Use in Experiments Ethical Codes for Animal Experiments
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Introduction and Terminology
2.Basic Concepts of Animal Experiments
3.History of Animal Use in Experiments
4.The Need for Animal Use in Experiments
5.Ethical Codes for Animal Experiments
6.Ethical Codes for Animal Experiments
7.Ethical Committees
9.Animal Experiment Legislation - Concepts
10.Animal Experiment Legislation - Basic Principles
11.International Legislation on Animal Use in Experiments
12.National Legislation on Animal Use in Experiments
13.National Legislation on Animal Use in Experiments
14.Evaluation of Researchers' Responsibilities
15.Alternative methods
16.Alternative methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination14545
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Individual Study for Quiz5525