University of Szeged Albert Szent-Györgyi Medical School

Institute of Surgical Research

Accredited FELASA level A and B courses entitled Animal Experiments - Theory and Practice

FELASA Modular Training for Functions system (Function A and Function B)

Reference number: 035/14 Category C

Reference number after re-accreditation:

Next course: 22 June - 02 July 2022


Description and Objectives
The University of Szeged offers the opportunity to participate in the newley accredited FELASA (Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations) level "A" and "B" courses between 22 June - 02 July 22, 2022.

The course meets all the mandatory requirements for the acquisition of an appropriate level of competence in the use of animals in research and education (Function A), and to design and perform animal experiments (Function B) in the European Union and other countries. The aim is to ensure the optimal animal protection and welfare while adhering to the highest scientific standards during the animal research procedures.

The accredited course fully follows the FELASA recommendations as well as the European and Hungarian regulations. The course is based on the EU Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes and the educational requirements of the updated Law and Regulations on Animal Protection (40/2013. (II. 14.) Korm) of Hungary.

The course will focus on the following main topics:

  • legislation, ethics and views in society;
  • the 3R’s;
  • the course of events of animal experiments;
  • the biology of animals in laboratory;
  • the choice of species;
  • genetic and environmental factors influencing animal experiments;
  • health and safety hazards;
  • principles concerning the handling of animals, anaesthesia, analgesia and humane killing of laboratory animals;
  • principles of surgical procedures;
  • evaluation and quality control of animal experiments;
  • reporting;
  • alternatives to animals experiments

Theory and practice are closely linked. The acquired knowledge and practical skills will be assessed in a final examination based on three items: written exam, evaluation of a document requesting permission for animal experiments, and practical exams.

June 22-July 2, 2022


Institute of Surgical Research, University of Szeged
(6724 Szeged, Pulz str. 1. Hungary)


The official language of the course is English.


“A” level course (for Function A) 5 days (from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm) and exam day;

40 hrs of teaching: 20 hrs of lectures + 20 hrs of workshops and practices based on a predefined schedule, plus one examination day

“B” level course (for Function B) 8 days (from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm) and exam day;

80 hrs of teaching: 40 hrs of lectures + 40 hrs of workshops and practices based on a predefined schedule, plus one examination day


Applicants for “A” level course must have a secondary school diploma.

Applicants for "B" level course must hold a university degree in medicine or any branch of biological, pharmacological and veterinary science.

Registration form can be downloaded from this webpage (HERE) and it should be submitted by e-mail to

office.expsur(at) together with a copy of academic degree/master diploma.

Deadline for registration
June 12, 2022


The number of registrations is limited; if the number of registrations exceeds the maximum we will apply a “first-come-first-served” approach based on the date of the registration. The organization reserves the right to cancel the course if the minimum number of registrations is not reached.

The registration will be confirmed by e-mail only. Information about methods of payment will be given later

At least 90% of attendance Successful theoretical and practical exams

Registration fee duly paid

Registration fee

500 EUR for function “A” (40 hrs) and 900 EUR for function “B” (80 hrs).

The fee charged covers all elements of administration, enrolment, course materials, tuition, supervision and examination, however does not include re-examination.

Employees of the University of Szeged and the Biological Research Centre of Szeged are entitled to a reduced participation fee for level “A” (350 EUR) and level “B” training (600 EUR).

Contact person

József Kaszaki, Associate Professor (kaszaki.jozsef(kukac) University of Szeged, Institute of Surgical Research, 6724 Szeged, Pulz str. 1. Hungary