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MBS1103  - Biosafety

Period 2: from 30-10-2023 to 22-12-2023
Coordinator: Szklarczyk, Radek
ECTS credits: 1
Language of instruction: English

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Deadline publication timetable
The date on which the timetable of this module is available: 13-10-2023

Deadline publication final result
The date on which the final grade of this module is available: 17-1-2024

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Resit date: 16-2-2024

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Course information

Description: EN:

This course is an introduction to the principles of biosafety, how to work safely with biological agents, microorganisms and genetic modified organisms in laboratory.

In Hospitals and (Biomedical) Science biological materials (micro-organisms, eukaryotic cells, tissues, body fluids, faeces…) are intensively used in both basic research and diagnostics. In many situations these biological materials are genetically modified or originated from genetic modified organisms. 

The biological materials can be pathogenic and therefore one should know the rules how to handle these material in a safe way to avoid any harm to yourself or the environment. For working with genetic modified organisms additional legislation applies. In this course the importance of working safely and responsibly with biological materials and genetically modified materials are stressed.

Guidelines and regulation, decontamination and disinfection, disposal and sterilization, facility and equipment design will be discussed.

During the online training in LabBuddy, in which experiments with biological agents (wild-type and genetically modified) are described, all kinds of aspects of working safely with biological agents will be adressed. 

If you have passed the course successfully you can perform microbiological work at Biosafety/Microbiological laboratory Level I (BSL-I/ML-I)

Goals: EN:

know the principles of biosafety

know the general biosafety rules and be able to work according to them

know the legislation related to (genetic modified)microorganism

know how to handle when spills/incidents occur

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Teaching methods:
  • Assignment(s)
  • Lecture(s)
Assessments methods:
  • Written exam

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