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Biosafety in Medical 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

By the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

  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

Course Outline

  1. General Biosafety
  2. Biological Safety
  3. Chemical -safety
  4. Fire and electrical -safety
  5. Laboratory Animal Care and Use

Training Delivery Methods

  1. In-class method
  2. Online method
  • Duration: 30 Learning Hours


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