Health and safety training as a course prerequisite

[Advice to Professor Thomas Famula, Department of Animal Science 3/2005]

The Department of Animal Science asked if a requirement for training in health and safety issues as a prerequisite for students in classes involving work with animals would conform to Senate legislation, and if Senate approval would be required to implement such a requirement.  CERJ advised that:  (1) any such prerequisite for a course offered for credit would require Senate approval; (2) there is no legislation that would prohibit such a prerequisite; and (3) the issue of permitted prerequisites falls squarely in the jurisdiction of the Divisional Committee on Courses of Instruc