Core Modules

Core Modules 

Register for the May    Course 17/5/23

Note : For the  course you  will need to be available for a 1.5 to 2  hour  class on the ;
17/5/23 @: 14.00 -15.30 ( Online via zoom)
24/5/23 @ 14.00 -16.00 ( On line via zoom)
31/5/23  on line exam at 14.00-14.30 ( online supervised by zoom). This  can be taken at a later date if necessary. 

Price Core modules module  130€

Price Specific  Specific  modules Rodent 145€   Others 245€

This Module is a requirement for all workers who wish to use animals for research in Ireland.

To obtain an individual authorisation from HPRA you will need to do both a core modules course and a species specific course. ( eg rodent , large animal, wildlife , aquatic or dog and cat)
The core modules course  consists of an introductory Zoom meeting . There is some  preparatory work done online before the meeting.

After the initial zoom meeting you will then have a week to go through the online material followed by a face to face meeting in TCD Dublin on the 19th of January
The online material will take about 15 hours of study.
Please be aware that attendance at the second days meeting  in person   is a requirement .

The areas  covered are:

History & Evolution of  Science & Ethics                                                                 EU Modules 2&9
Development of the Legislation                                                                                 EU Modules 1
Implementation of Directive 2010/63/EU  HPRA Inspector                            EU Modules  1
Euthanasia  Theory                                                                                                         EU Modules 6.1
Recognition of Pain, Suffering and Distress                                                          EU Modules 5
Design & Management of Procedures and Projects                                           EU Modules 10
Animal specified factors affecting Research                                                         EU Modules 10
Anti-­vivisection Discussion
PRICING  1/9/22
Core Modules @ 130€
Species Specific Modules  Rodent @ 145€
Other @245€

The two text books below (€85 extra plus P&P @ €5) are required resource material:

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare, 4th Edition

Design of Animal Experiments
Reducing the Use of Animals in Research through Better Experimental Design Series HB14

You may have access to them via your library or your lab. You will need access to them to study for the exam.

NEW The design of animal experiments is also available as a free download at the above url

If you wish LAST to supply these please put tick the ‘Supply Texts’ Box in the application form. If you only want one of the books please put that into the comment box.