Dates: 5/11 to 9/6/2021; Registration fee: $450USD; CEUs: 6 credits

Registration Link: OVPRED 500 Zebrafish Husbandry Education Online Course | University of Alabama at Birmingham (uab.edu)

    Offered as an asynchronous web-based course, OVPRED 500 is designed to teach husbandry, facilities management, and basic animal health care for zebrafish used in biomedical research. Animal husbandry technicians, animal facility administrators, veterinarians, researchers, and others with an interest in zebrafish husbandry will benefit from this 15-week course with a curriculum developed and reviewed by the Zebrafish Husbandry Education Team of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA).

     The course includes presentations, quizzes, and case studies focused on biology and physiology of zebrafish, optimal water quality management, aquatic systems and facilities design, filtration processes, spawning and larviculture, nutrition and live feeds, diseases, regulations, emergency procedures, and more.

     Access to this Canvas-based course is available on any computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Each video session is online for 3 weeks to accommodate time differences. Two new sessions open online each week. Each session includes PDF notes and a transcript to assist in learning. Each session is followed by an online quiz. A score of at least 80% on each quiz and the completion of a course evaluation earns the participant a Certificate of Completion.

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