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Applied Learning Experiences in DVM/MS in Lab Animal Medicine

LAM 558 - Applied Learning Experience: Animal Facility Experience

6 credits; 8 weeks (approximately 280 hours); summer

The Summer Animal Facility Experience consists of 8 weeks in-depth training experiences at industry or academic laboratory animal facilities during the first or second summer after matriculation into the program. The focus of this experience should be on clinical laboratory animal medicine, husbandry, regulatory compliance or facility management. With advance approval of the program director, equivalent full-time work experience acquired before matriculation may substitute for LAM 558 or 559, but not both. Work undertaken to satisfy undergraduate course requirements will typically not qualify for exemption.

LAM 559 - Applied Learning Experience: Research Experience

6 credits; 8 weeks; (approximately 280 hours); summer

The Summer Research Experience consists of an 8-week research experience involving animals. The focus of this experience should be significant participation in a research project using laboratory animals, including exposure to experimental design, collection of data and interpretation of results. With advance approval of the program director, equivalent full-time work experience acquired before matriculation may substitute for LAM 558 or 559, but not both. Work undertaken to satisfy undergraduate course requirements will typically not qualify for exemption.