This course will provide an introduction to working safely with biological and genetically modified (GM) agents (i.e. a gene therapy agent) that may be handled by research nursing, pharmacy and clinical trial associate staff during clinical trials.
Topics will include bio-containment, handling biological/GM waste, disinfection & decontamination, personal protective equipment, transport and storage. Relevant H&S legislation requirements (risk assessment and regulator notification) in the context of the management of biological and GM agents in a clinical setting will be covered in conjunction with the principles of risk assessment and containment / infection control practices.
• Identify the hazards arising from working with biological / GM agents in a clinical trial setting, risk levels and classification of agents
• Understand the principles of bio-containment
• Know the practical measures required to contain biological / GM agents from start of work through to waste disposal and storage
• Be aware of relevant health and safety legislation underpinning clinical trial work with biological & GM agents including risk assessment requirements
Duration: 2.5 hours
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