3rd Bachelor in Medical Biology - Cytology


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ECTS Credits1
Number of Hours (h/year)15
Teaching staffGRIGNET, Christine
Course UnitCompulsory
TermQuad. 1 and 2
Aims and Objectives

To protect the staff of laboratory in front of infectious organisms.To prevent the dissemination of biological agents.To respect the rules of safety.


Introduction:review of definitions. Infectious organisms. Infections acquired in laboratories. Structures affected and exposed staff. Origins and causes of infections. Intercourses of infections: oral, cutaneous, conjunctival, percutaneous, airborn; aerosols and penetration in the respiratory system. Evaluation of biological risks in laboratories.

Classes of pathogen's risk and security sheets.

Specific risks related to use of cell cultures. Specific risks related to OGM; potentialisation of risk outcomed from the nature of insert.

Actions of prevention. Equipment of individual protection and equipments of security. Good practice of work. Management of waste.

Levels of confinement (L1 to L4). The work with the animals and the animal houses.

Physical and chemical inactivation of biological agents.

The transport of biological agents.

Legislations regarding biosecurity: execution and monitoring

Teaching and Learning MethodsLectures
Assessment MethodsOral examinations

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