Human body fluids and tissue potentially contain blood borne viruses and other agents. Work with blood samples or tissue from individuals therefore carries a risk of infection if the material is not handled with care.
The course is unique in that it explicitly links biodiversity studies with collection management. The curriculum covers aspects of global biodiversity including taxonomy, systematics and ecology, and it develops skills in management and project organisation. The key research infrastructure of the course is centred on learning about collections; the methods and administrative frameworks governing the acquisition, study and maintenance of biological and geological specimens.
Throughout the course, delegates develop a detailed knowledge on biodiversity and palaeontology, have the opportunity to specialise on certain taxonomical groups and learn how to obtain and reliably document data on biodiversity. A secondary focus of the course is on developing project management skills, promoting international
cooperation and organizing research teams.
3. Exposure Determination
4. Universal Precaution
6. Facilities and Practices
7. Engineering Controls
8. Work Practice Controls
9. Personal Protective Equipment
11. Waste Disposal
12. HIV and HBV Research Laboratories
13. Hepatitis B Vaccination
14. Post-Exposure Procedures
15. Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-Up