Chapter 15. Attaining Competence in the Care of Animals Used in Research

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Bryan Howard1 and
  2. Timo Nevalainen2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch15

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Howard, B. and Nevalainen, T. (2010) Attaining Competence in the Care of Animals Used in Research, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch15

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    (formerly of) University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

  2. 2

    NLAC, University of Kuopio, Finland

  1. Any communication to the author should be sent to Universities Federation for Animal Welfare, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire. AL4 8AN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • attaining competence - in care of animals used in research;
  • animal welfare-based changes - way animals are housed and cared for;
  • working with animals - obligations under national and regional legislation;
  • education and training, not restricted to regulatory requirements;
  • competence - individual performing tasks falling within job remit;
  • training programme - current policies and practices and identifying areas of improvement;
  • Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) categories;
  • FELASA Category B persons;
  • training schemes for animal care staff training schemes;
  • necessity of life-long learning or continuing professional development (CPD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Legal and ethical considerations

  • Sources of information

  • What is competency?

  • Other purposes of education and training

  • Oversight of training Job categories

  • Implementation of training schemes for animal care staff training schemes

  • FELASA recommendations for the syllabus for Category A persons

  • Orientating the new employee

  • Developing practical skills

  • Records of competence

  • Evaluating competence

  • Quality schemes

  • Life-long learning or continuing professional development

  • References