About the Biosafety Virtual Lab Simulation
In the Biosafety simulation, you will be introduced to the concept of laboratory containment, which is a very special type of laboratory required to work with hazardous pathogens.
Containment in this context refers to the requirements set out by various bodies to safely manipulate such pathogens. In this simulation, you will be able to experience a containment level 3 (Biosafety level 3 or BSL3) research laboratory.
Learn about lab safety
You will become familiar with the basic protocols utilized to ensure safety, and you will be presented with the specific basic safety rules for this type of laboratory (e.g. personal protective equipment (PPE) and primary containment). In addition, you will learn how every part of the laboratory is designed to avoid contamination. This includes learning about why the pressure in the laboratory needs to be controlled at all times (secondary containment), and how the microbiological safety cabinets are designed to offer protection).
Identify the hazard
In the Biosafety simulation you will be presented with a hypothetical case where you will need to identify a potential bioterrorism agent that is classed as hazard group three microorganism.
Please note that this simulation has been developed broadly around UK regulations. Some protocols may differ depending on the specific regulations.
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Techniques In Lab
- Containment Level 3 good practice and aseptic technique
- Bacteria inoculation
At the end of this simulation, you will be able to…
- Understand how a Biosafety containment level III laboratory is constructed (e.g. air flow and pressure control)
- Understand the basic safety rules of a Biosafety containment level III laboratory (e.g. use of safety equipment)
- Handle microorganisms in a Biosafety containment level III laboratory
- Understand the concept of fumigation and how this is executed within a microbiological safety cabinet.
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How it works
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Hundreds of hours of science learning content
Our virtual laboratory simulations are aimed at university, college and high school level, within fields such as biology, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, chemistry, physics and more.
With access to our simulations, you will have hundreds of hours of engaging, high-quality learning content available to you.