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Laboratory Acquired Infections


This course introduces participants to the major challenges that face laboratories worldwide dealing with potentially infectious agents or samples. To understand the intense of the challenge, participants must understand the biology and primary basics of microbiology such as the development, life cycle, and mechanisms of infection that common pathogens exhibit. Accordingly, students will learn how to identify risk groups and the respective laboratories that are required to contain respective samples.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the basic concepts of pathogens biology and their transmission.
  2. Identify the challenges associated with laboratory acquired infections and containment procedures
  3. Explain the basics of bloodborne pathogens
  4. Apply strategies to prevent and control the laboratory acquired infections

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Bacteriology and Methods of Transmission
  3. Virology and Methods of Transmission
  4. Blood Borne Pathogens
  5. Risk Group Identification and Containment Strategies

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.