Key lectures

Professor Craig B. Johnson, Massey University, New Zealand:
What is pain and who feels it - from fetus to the end of life? http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=902630

Professor Robert Elwood, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom:
Comparative aspects of animal pain - how can we detect it? https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Robert_Elwood

Associate Professor Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark:
The use of animal models to develop pain-relieving drugs
http://research.ku.dk/find-a-researcher/?pure=en%2Fpersons%2Fklas-abelson(b79be61c-13b2-46cf-9a88-d40653f5db25).html)


 

The course covers the following topics:

 

  • Pain definition and terminology

  • Introduction to pain physiology

  • Behavioural pain assessment

  • Consequences of pain in terms of animal welfare

  • Neurobiological basis of pain

  • Comparative aspects of pain

  • Pain relief – theory and practice