Biosafety Virtual Lab

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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.

Laboratory containment

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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Introduction to containment level 3 (Biosafety level 3, BSL3) research laboratory, a hypothetical approach to identifying a potential bioterrorism agent that is classed as a hazard group three microorganism.

Techniques In Lab

  • BSL-3 sterile technique
  • Bacteria inoculation
  • Microscopy

Learning Objectives

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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