Key lectures

Research Associate, PhD, Pierpaolo Di Giminiani, University of Newcastle:
Nociceptive responses – why and how to quantify it in animals?
www.ncl.ac.uk/afrd/staff/profile/pierpaolo.di-giminiani

Professor Victoria A. Braithwaite, Penn State University, Pensylvania:
Why does pain hurt?
bio.psu.edu/directory/vab12

Professor Dan Weary, University of British Columbia, Canada:
Pain and suffering in animals
www.landfood.ubc.ca/person/daniel-weary/


 

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

  • Pain psychology