Key lectures

Research Associate, PhD, Pierpaolo Di Giminiani, University of Newcastle:
Nociceptive responses – why and how to quantify it in animals?

Professor Victoria A. Braithwaite, Penn State University, Pensylvania:
Why does pain hurt?

Professor Dan Weary, University of British Columbia, Canada:
Pain and suffering in animals


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