Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Explore biosecurity and learn how to respond to biological threats

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

On this course you will get an introduction to these issues, exploring biosecurity, biological threats and how to counter them in your work. You will also learn about responding to biological challenges and learn to examine issues in the lab.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to biosecurity
  • Biological threats and challenges
  • Responding to biological challenges: what you can do inside the lab
  • Responding to biological challenges: what is done outside the lab
  • Responsible conduct of science: learning to critically examine security issues arising with the lab and formulate responses

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals working in public and global health, international security, politics and international relations. It may be of particular use to biosafety officers in academia, industry or government, and early-career science scholars in the life sciences.

Who developed the course?

University of Bath

The University of Bath is one of the UK’s leading universities both in terms of research and our reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and graduate prospects.

Biosecure

Biosecure is committed to supporting those working in the biosciences to better understand and manage biorisks.