Training on Experimental Animal Use Regulations & Procedures

ProfCert Training on Experimental Animal Use, Regulations & Procedures
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 5)

Designed to achieve the objectives of training personnel involved in use of animals for experimental research in line with the requirements of Article 23 of Directive 2010/63/EU.

- New EU-Regulations on requirements for conducting research involving animals
- Animal welfare and responsibilities of researchers
- Study designs and Bio-statistics
- Basic animal physiology
- Competency in basic and routine animal care procedures
- Competency in relevant experimental procedures

Subjects taught

Two core modules will be delivered online via e-lectures, texts, images, videos and links to online educational resources. Additionally, the candidate will also select a species-specific elective module focussed on rodents or farm animals.

The candidates will have the flexibility to undertake the online learning materials at their convenience.

Duration: Registration to the TEARAP programme is available year-round, giving you the flexibility to take the programme whenever suits you. The programme is designed to be completed over the course of one month. A maximum of 3 months is allowed to complete the course.

Stage 1 - Core

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a degree with appropriate background in the biological sciences.

Applicants will require a computer with a webcam and reliable high-speed broadband Internet access as well as an intermediate level of IT skills (be able to browse the Internet, download files, use email, complete online forms, use software such as MS Excel and Word).

Application dates

How to apply?
The following entry routes are available:

Prof Cert TEARAP (Sept) PT (D048)
Part Time
UCD staff members can apply online.

Registered UCD post-graduate students do not apply online - please e-mail for further details on how to register.

All other applicants can apply online.

Please e-mail with any queries about the course.


3 months part-time. Mode of Delivery: Online.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

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  • Qualifications

    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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