Animal ethics

Animal ethics

Through a consideration of research ethics as part of Science Inquiry Skills, students will examine their own ethical position, draw on ethical perspectives when designing investigation methods, and ensure that any activities that impact on living organisms comply with the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 7th edition (2004) (http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines/publications/ea16) .

Any teaching activities that involve the care and use of, or interaction with, animals must comply with the Australian code of practice for the care and use of animals for scientific purposes 7th edition, in addition to relevant state or territory guidelines.

When state and territory curriculum authorities integrate the Australian Curriculum into local courses, they will include more specific advice on the care and use of, or interaction with, animals.

For further information about relevant guidelines or to access your local Animal Ethics Committee, contact your state or territory curriculum authority.