PETA Workshop on Humane Teaching Methods

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PETA holds Workshop on Humane Teaching Methods :

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ( PETA ), India, held a workshop for faculty and postgraduate students from various medical colleges in Kerala at Alapuzha on the use of modern, humane teaching methods in their undergraduate and post – graduate courses.

Speakers included Professor Mohammed Akbarsha of Bharathidasan University and Professor Sandhya Avadhany of St. John’s Medical College, a PETA press release said today.

The intiative, held this week, comes close on the heels of the Ministry of Environment and Forests issuing guidelines for ending the use of live animals in Medical, Pharmaceutical and life sciences courses.

‘The Ministry’s new guidelines ensure that India’s medical colleges train their students with the most modern tools available’, PETA India Science Policy Adviser Dr Chaitanya Koduri said.

Non – animal medical training curricula have already been adopted in 95 per cent of programmes in the US and in every programme across Canada and the UK. These institutions instead use a combination of didactic methods, human – patient simulators, supervised clinical practice and interactive computer – aided teaching simulations.

Modern non – animal medical – training methods have repeatedly proved to be equal or superior to the cruel use of animals, the release said.

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