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Course Overview

This course provides participants with the basic knowledge on biological containment and waste management and how you can apply good biosafety practices in laboratories. 

Who Should Attend

Participants who are considering to enter the field of pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical industries, as well as those who will be working in biological laboratories.

What You'll Learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:


  1. Describe the different types of personal protective equipment (PPE) and their requirements used in the laboratory.

  2. Describe the different laboratory biosafety levels (BSLs).

  3. Describe the key laboratory features, practices and safety equipment associated with the different BSLs.

  4. Differentiate the usage between Biosafety cabinets (BSCs), laminar flow hood and a chemical fume hood.

  5. Describe the protection offered by the different BSCs.

  6. Outline the proper biosafety practices.

  7. Describe the different methods of decontamination.

  8. Describe the various types of waste and their proper handling methods.

  9. Describe the reporting requirements in the case of an incident, accident and near miss.


Mode of Assessment


Tests / Quizzes – measure participants’ understanding of key concepts and application of concepts learnt for each topic.










Participants will receive an electronic Certificate of Completion issued by Temasek Polytechnic upon completion of each MLC.

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Course Contact

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  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.