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Biological Containment & Waste Management

 Biological Containment & Waste Management MLC by Temasek Polytechnic


  • Beginner Level
  • 17 Micro-Learning Sessions
  • 224 min. of Experiential Content
  • 133 Learning Actions
  • Group Discussions & Sharing
  • Offline Access
  • Lifetime Access via Mobile and Web
  • Digital Certificate shareable on LinkedIn
This Course is Certificated by Temasek Polytechnic

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What will you learn

What is this 'Micro-Learning Course' about?

This course aims to provide you with the basic knowledge on biological containment and waste management and how you can apply good biosafety practices in laboratories. It is an essential course for adults who are keen to enter the field of pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries, as well as those who will be working in biological laboratories.

Who is this course designed for?

Learners who are interested to learn more about biological containment and waste management and those working in hospitals, research labs and biopharmaceutical industries.

What will you take away?

Learners will be able to explain the importance of biosafety and biosecurity requirements of working in a laboratory and describe the different types biological hazards and the risk controls for these hazards at the end of this program. 

Session Overview

  1. Before We Begin
  2. Biosecurity & Biosafety
  3. Hazards in the Laboratory
  4. Biological Hazards
  5. Biological Materials Storage & Transport
  1. Four Biosafety Levels
  2. Standard Practices of BSL1
  3. Standard and Special Practices of BSL2
  4. Facility Requirements for BSL3 and BSL4
  5. Introduction to Biosafety Cabinet (BSC)
  6. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  7. PPE Requirements
  8. Good Biosafety Practices
  9. Laboratory Waste
  10. Laboratory Waste Management
  11. Disinfection vs Sterilisation
  12. To Sum Up

Learner Review

"The program helped me gain more knowledge and a better understanding of waste management and containment. I really enjoyed learning on Gnowbe."
- Shafeeqa Nasira
Accredited by Temasek Polytechnic

Beyond their core business of conducting full-time courses for students, Temasek Polytechnic is also committed to the practical re-skilling and professional development of adult learners. They believe in helping individuals and organisations equip themselves with the necessary skills to meet the challenges of a dynamic economy.

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