Biosafety in Public Health Laboratories


This course serves as a good introduction and gives a general overview on the different aspects of biosafety in medical laboratories. It discusses general safety requirements such as general housekeeping including storage requirements, tidiness and the safe use of the general lab equipment.

Other concepts such as biological and chemical biosafety that deal with the handling of biological/clinical samples, laboratory animals, and certain chemicals use will also be discussed briefly. This course will also provide the participants with an overview of the potential electrical and fire risks and suitable preventive measures.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the general potential risks in laboratories and the appropriate preventive measures
  2. Explain the potential risk and handling methods associated with working with biological samples such as clinical samples.
  3. Explain the risk associated with handling certain types of chemicals in a laboratory.
  4. Identify potential electrical and fire associated risks in medical laboratories
  5. Explain how to handle animals’ laboratories where animals are maintained and used for research
  1. Overview of Biosafety in Medical Laboratories.
  2. Biosafety Practices.
  3. Biological Safety Cabinets.
  4. Chemical Safety.
  5. Electrical and Fire Safety.
  6. Biosafety for Laboratory Animals.
Duration: 30 Learning Hours


Participant who complete the stand alone course will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion.

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