The Experimental Fish is an online Moodle training program for people who "use" fish in research, teaching and testing applications. The course syllabus closely follows the core topics outlined in the Canadian Council on Animal Care's National Institional Aquatic Animal User Training Program with special reference to aquatic animals. This program reviews not only regulatory and ethical issues involved in experimental animal use but also the practical aspects of aquatic animal care.
For institutions that are provide training programs for animal user staff, this course in combination with wet-lab demonstrations will provide a complete user training program.
Click here for the French version - Les Poissons d'Expérimentation
The Experimental Fish - U.S. Version
This version include modules on American animal welfare legislation and regulatory systems, IACUC roles and responsibilities, and other issues of specific concern pertaining to fish research in the United States.
View full U.S. Course Syllabus
Estimated Course Completion Time: This course is estimated to take approximately 5 hours to complete. However, students are given a 1 month access period to the course material so that they might work at their own pace and schedule.
This online course includes article reviews, discussion boards, and online quizzes. On successful completion of the course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
This program includes 6 modules on the following topics:
The Experimental Fish will instruct participants on:
There are no deadlines for registration for this course. Students may register at any time and complete the course at their own pace during the 1 month access period.
Canadian Dollars: $90 + 14% HST = $102.60 CAD
See below for volume-based discount information.
Registration can be completed using our online form.
Institutions or organizations that register more than 19 people for The Experimental Fish on an annual basis are entitled to discounts on the registration fee. The following prices are subject to 14% HST.
Prices listed are per participant.
|# of Participants||CND $|
|1 - 19||$90.00|
|20 - 39 (10% Discount)||$81.00|
|40+ (20% Discount)||$72.00|
Payment: Payment may be made by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. Once payment has been received, the fee cannot be refunded. Please do not submit payment information unless you intend to take the course.
On receipt of payment, you will receive an email with the instructions and enrolment key to begin the course. You will also receive instructions on how to use the Moodle site.