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Animal Research

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About the Course

In this lecture, Dr Chris Willmott (University of Leicester) introduces the use of animals in scientific research. To do so, we begin by: (i) contextualising animal research in the UK, analysing the species used and regulated, and the number of different species and animals of each species used; before (ii) looking at the ethical theories that govern opinion on animal research, including how public opinion on it has shifted, but also how itself has affected legislation in the UK; and then (iii) learning about the three ‘R’s of animal research; then (iv) continuing to understand the nuance of opinion by looking at the use of model organisms such as zebrafish; before finally (v) understanding the use of invertebrates in research.

About the Lecturer

Dr Chris Willmott is an academic and author based in the UK. He has particular interests in: bioethics, pedagogy (including the development of innovative teaching activities and "authentic assessment"), the use of broadcast media and other audiovisual resources in education, and antibiotic resistance

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