Key lectures

Professor Craig B. Johnson, Massey University, New Zealand:
What is pain and who feels it - from fetus to the end of life?

Professor Robert Elwood, Queens University Belfast, United Kingdom:
Comparative aspects of animal pain - how can we detect it?

Associate Professor Klas Abelson, University of Copenhagen, Denmark:
The use of animal models to develop pain-relieving drugs


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