Course catalogue doctoral education - VT22

  • Application can be done between 2021-10-15 and 2021-11-15
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Title Basic Laboratory Safety
Course number 2690
Programme 0-Not part of doctoral programme
Language English
Credits 1.8
Notes The course meets the requirements for a general science course.

Date 2021-10-04 -- 2021-10-11
Responsible KI department Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
Specific entry requirements Experience of and/or education in laboratory work
Purpose of the course The purpose of the course is to enable the students to obtain an understanding of risks and of principles in safety measures in the medical science laboratory, as well as a consciousness about general and individual responsibilities for the planning and execution of applicable safety measures. The purpose is also to develop skills in performing risk analyses and writing up risk assessments.
Intended learning outcomes After successfully completing this course you as a student should be able to evaluate the risks associated with experiments in the laboratory. The hazards could originate from chemicals, microbiological agents, cell cultures and human blood/tissues. You should also be able to identify the needs for suitable personal protective equipment, routines for waste management and transport. In addition, you should be familiar with the regulatory framework that governs these topics, the basic needs of a safe laboratory, and be able to identify the chain of responsibilities.
Contents of the course The course aims at giving theoretical and practical knowledge on chemical and biological aspects of laboratory safety. Topics will deal with writing risk assessments, chemical health risks including allergy, cancer and flammable agents, handling and storage of dangerous chemicals, handling of microorganisms and cell cultures including human blood and tissue samples, laboratory acquired infections, bio-safety measures including personal protection devices, ventilated workplaces, genetically modified microorganisms, bio-security and dual use, transport of dangerous goods and waste management.
Teaching and learning activities The information will be given as lectures, group discussions, practical sessions, web-tutorials and computer sessions during a total of six days.
Compulsory elements Presence during some of the course activities, marked in the schedule, is compulsory. Students cannot compensate for absence during compulsory activities, but are referred to coming courses for these activities.
Examination The examination is based on an individual written examination, a risk assessment and the active participation and contributions in a group presentation. One needs to pass each of these three assessments in order to pass the course.
Literature and other teaching material Recommended literature:
*Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling/Provision (AFS 2005:05 med ändringar i AFS 2009:06)- Cytostatika och andra läkemedel med bestående toxisk effekt (only in Swedish)
*Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling/Provision (AFS 2014:43) - Kemiska arbetsmiljörisker / Chemical Hazards in the Working Environment
*Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling/Provision (AFS 2011:18) - Hygieniska gränsvärden och åtgärder mot luftföroreningar/Occupational Exposure Limit Values and Measures against Air Contaminants
*Chemicals control in the Workplace -limiting chemical hazards at work. Arbetsmiljöverket, third edition.
*Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling/Provision (AFS 2018:04) - Mikrobiologiska arbetsmiljörisker - smitta, toxinpåverkan, överkänslighet/Microbiological Work Environment Risks - Infection, Toxigenic Effect, Hypersensitivity
* Arbetsmiljöverkets Författningssamling/Provision (AFS 2011:02) - Innesluten användning av genetiskt modifierade mikroorganismer/Contained Use of Genetically Modified Micro-organisms
Number of students 30 - 40
Selection of students Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
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Course responsible Maria Johansson
Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology
Contact person Christina Johansson
Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi