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Introduction to Surgical Technique   -   Trimester 1, 2 & 3   -   M-Th & Tu-F
Max 8 students per trimester        Juniors only

This course provides an introduction to working with animals in a research environment and fundamentals of in vivo surgical methodologies that have led to greater knowledge and understanding in physiology, and the development of new clinical therapeutics and treatments.  Exposure to survival animal surgery may also provide the student with surrogate experience if a future in medicine is contemplated.  However, at some stage, all students electing a career path in biological sciences or medicine will have to make a personal decision about the extent to which they are prepared to use animals in research and their own education.  Such decisions may influence potential career options.  By exposing high school juniors and seniors to animal research, we hope to facilitate their choices.