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Course Description

This is an online course developed by The Zebrafish Husbandry Education Team of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) to teach state of the art husbandry for zebrafish used in research.  The15 week course was designed for technicians, scientists, animal facility administrators, veterinarians, & others working with zebrafish in research.  The course includes 29 presentations organized into 6 modules:  Introduction to Zebrafish, Water Quality, Systems and Filtration, Colony Management and Nutrition, Diseases, and Regulatory Compliance/Facilities Design.  At completion of this course, the student should be well versed in modern zebrafish husbandry for the biomedical setting.   

  • Up-to-date curriculum created, reviewed, and presented by leaders in zebrafish husbandry, aquaculture, laboratory animal science, and veterinary sciences
  • Coursework available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection
    • Each video session will be online for 4 weeks to accommodate time differences
    • Two new sessions come online each week
    • Each session includes PDF notes and a transcript to assist in learning
    • Each session is followed by an online quiz
    • Achieving a score of at least 80% on all quizzes and completion of a course evaluation results in a Certificate of Completion
  • 29 presentations on individual topics contained in the following 6 modules - Introduction to Zebrafish, Water Quality, Systems and Filtration, Colony Management and Nutrition, Diseases, and Regulatory Compliance/Facilities Design
  • The presentations are: Basic Fish Biology; Introduction to Zebrafish; Introduction to Water Quality; Making Water; Temperature; pH; Salinity; Alkalinity, and Hardness; Dissolved Gases; Nitrogenous Wastes; Mechanical Filtration; Biological Filtration; UV Sterilizers; Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Emergency Procedures and Preparation; Spawning Techniques; Larviculture; Zebrafish Nutrition; Production of Live Feeds; Cleaning and Disinfection; Prevention of Disease; Procedures for Quarantine; Introduction to Disease and Non-infectious Diseases; Nonbacterial Infectious Diseases; Bacterial Infectious Diseases; Anesthesia and Euthanasia; Aquatic Facilities Design; IACUC for Zebrafish Facilities; and Regulatory Oversight. This course offers 6 hours of continuing education credit.

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Hugh Hammer at hsh30@pitt.edu
Dr. Susan Farmer at sfarmer@uab.edu
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Section Title
Zebrafish Husbandry Education Online Course, Fall 2019
Type
Totally online, fixed date
Dates
Aug 27, 2019 to Dec 20, 2019
Course Fee(s)
Zebrafish Course Fee non-credit $450.00
Section Notes

Please note that upon successful registration, it will be approximately one hour before you can access the course in Canvas by using your BlazerID and associated password here - UAB Professional Studies Canvas

Please contact us at prostudies@uab.edu if you have any questions about the registration or payment process.

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