- Competency requirements art. 9 and 13.f.2 (Wod)
- Learning objectives
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- European Directive 2010/63/EU
The Dutch government has formulated competency requirements for the following persons:
- The 'animal caretaker', Article 13f2a: those who care for and / or kill animals; mostly MBO level 3,
- The 'animal technician', Article 13f2b: those who perform animal testing; HBO or MBO level 4,
- The 'scientist', Article 9: the person designing the project and the procedures/ animal experiment; academic level.
These requirements are documented in the Dutch Act on Animals used for scientific purposes (Wet op de Dierproeven, or Wod in Dutch).
With the help of an Expert Group, the European Commission made recommendations for the qualifications and training of the persons who will occupy these various positions. The resulting "Education and Training Framework" also describes in detail and modular the learning objectives of the different programs.
The Dutch working group Education & Training, in cooperation with the coordinators of the various degree programs, has re-grouped the learning objectives and described them differently where necessary. The learning objectives for the roles mentioned in art. 9 (Wod) are shown in the following documents that must be seen as a guideline for the study programs:
- Learning objectives of the basic modules (core)
- Learning objectives of the species-specific modules
- Learning objectives of the task-specific modules