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Course of Advanced Permanent and Recurrent Education

Life and Health Sciences

Campus: Trieste  
Duration: 3 editions during the year (fall session, spring session, and summer session)  
Language: Italian 
Department: Life Science

For admission and enrollment procedures, please refer to the Notice and Call for Applications.

The course covers the topics listed in Annex V of Legislative Decree 26/2014 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and is a training event according to Article 2, paragraph 1, letter j) of Ministerial Decree 228/2021. The course provides face-to-face and practical training activities for those performing the functions mentioned in Article 23, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree 26/2014 on the subjects of Basic and Specific Modules 1, 2, 3.1, 3.2, 4, 5, 6.1 and 6.2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 of Ministerial Decree 228/2021.

The course has a duration of: 1) for function a), i.e., for operators performing in vivo procedures (researchers): 22 hours of teaching (+2 hours for the final test); 2) for function b), i.e., for operators involved in the design of procedures and projects (project leaders): 24 hours of teaching (+2 hours for the final test); 3) for function c), i.e., for operators dedicated to the care of animals (animal care technicians): 18 hours of teaching (+2 hours for the final test); 4) for function d), i.e., for operators performing euthanasia techniques (researchers and animal care technicians): 20 hours of teaching activities (+2 hours for the final test). 

The course is intended for operators of facilities authorized under Article 20, paragraph 2 of Legislative Decree no. 26/2014, or for all professional figures involved in the breeding and use of animals for scientific purposes. The knowledge and skills acquired at the end of the course constitute the minimum training necessary to perform one of the functions referred to in letters a), b), c), and d) of paragraph 2 of Article 23 of Legislative Decree 26/2014. The acquired competencies, including elements of theoretical and practical training, are specific for each function and specific for the bred species.

Course Programme


Competition results

We inform you that, at the close of registration, there are no vacancies. (14/03/2024)

Teaching Regulations

It is announced that the enrollment period for the 2nd cycle of the course for the academic year 2023/2024 has been opened. 


  • for function b) for mouse: 50 seats
  • for function b) for rat: 50 seats
  • for function a), c), and d) for mouse: 20 total seats
  • for function a), c), and d) for rat: 10 total seats

It will be possible to complete the online enrollment procedure, choosing only one function, following the methods outlined in the enrollment notice published below, from 12:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, until the deadline at 12:00 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024. Subsequently, the list of admitted candidates will be published; those admitted will complete the registration from 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, until the deadline at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, by attaching the supplementary form in the online procedure and paying the contribution by Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

Course Director

Paola Lorenzon

Phone: 040 558 8614 

Life Science Department
Via Alexander Fleming, 22 - 34127 Trieste

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