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Today’s world faces more biological threats than ever before, from mutations to antibiotic resistance to new diseases and increased access to engineered diseases. It is vital that scientific research is conducted safely to protect those who work in the laboratory as well as wider communities.

In this course you will get an introduction to these issues, exploring biosafety, biological threats and how to counteract them in your work. You will also learn how to respond to biological challenges and learn how to examine problems in the laboratory.

What are the Biosafety Courses?

Biosafety is the principles, technologies and practices of containment that are implemented to prevent unintentional exposure to biological material and toxins, or their accidental release. The Biosafety Course is a training in the principles of biosafety, including guidelines and regulations, decontamination and disinfection, and disposal and shipment of biological materials. 

Facility and equipment design, medical surveillance and risk assessments will also be covered. Students will generally be introduced to key biosafety reference materials and will learn how to use them to conduct basic bio-risk assessments and establish appropriate levels of containment.

This course is for professionals working in public and global health, international security, politics, and international relations. It may be particularly useful for biosafety officers in academia, industry or government, and academics in early life science careers.

Program, Subjects and Content of the Biosafety Course 

The programmatic content of the Biosafety course generally covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to biosecurity
  • Biological threats and challenges
  • Responding to biological challenges: what you can do within the laboratory
  • Responding to biological challenges: what you do outside the laboratory
  • Responsible Science Behavior: learning to critically examine safety issues that arise with the laboratory and formulating responses
  • Biological risk assessment
  • Biosafety guidelines and regulations
  • Biotechnology and cell biology
  • Containment equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Laboratory acquired infections
  • Medical surveillance
  • Shipment of biological materials
  • Garbage disposal

Countries and Cities Where You Could Study the Biosafety Course for Free Getting a Scholarship

  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland

Institutes, Centers and Universities Where the Biosafety Course is Possibly Taught for Free, through Scholarships

Next Generation Biosafety Course: Responding to 21st Century Biorisks

  • Bath University
  • Bath, UK.

Biosafety Training Course

  • Washington University
  • Washington, United States.

Free Basic Introduction to Biosafety Course

  • IITC Programme
  • Florida, United States.

Biosafety Training Course

  • Victoria University
  • Victoria, Australia.

Free Laboratory Biosafety Training Course

  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Ontario, Canada.

Security in the daily operations of a Biomedical Research Company Course

  • Singapore Biorisk Association
  • Singapore City, Singapore.

Basic Biosafety Course

  • ETH Zurich
  • Zurich, Switzerland.

Biosafety Course Reference Prices

The reference prices of the Biosafety Courses range from $25 to $500.

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