Mouse necropsy, tissue Cut-in and processing practical training course HC518 / G05

Start date
30 Sep 19
2 Days
Medical Research Council, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire OX11 0RD View on Google Map


This two-day course is aimed at research staff, technical staff and students and provides a basic training in standard mouse necropsy, cut-in and processing procedures. It includes video footage, demonstrations and practical sessions presented by experienced technicians.

Mouse Necropsy (Day 1):
Day 1 covers the approach for the dissection and collection of 40 tissues (including the male and female reproductive tracts). Additional course content include interactive group discussion regarding gross pathology findings, emergency opening procedures and a Q&A session.

Mouse Tissue Cut-in & Processing (Day 2):
Day 2 covers considerations for the treatment of tissues collected at necropsy, some of the routinely used solutions and the cutting in of tissues in preparation for histological processing and embedding.


The learning outcomes from this course are:

  • • To perform a basic standard mouse necropsy
    • To describe gross observations at necropsy
    • To gain an understanding of the rapid ‘emergency’ opening
    • To be able to select suitable tissues for histology and further analysis
    • To perform a standard cut-in



Mouse necropsy practical training course30 September 201909:30-16:00Medical Research Council

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heated memberActivity fee£330.00 +VAT
heated non-memberActivity fee£360.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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