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Introduction to Biosafety for Modern Biotechnology

Understand the importance and requirements of biosafety regulations for biotechnology products and applications.

Introduction to Biosafety for Modern Biotechnology

  • 2 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Explore biosafety regulations

Biosafety practices are crucial in helping to protect human health and the environment from modern biotechnology products.

This two-week course will arm you with the knowledge of the concepts, principles, and requirements of biosafety regulations for biotechnology products and applications.

You’ll also delve into the challenges of biosafety to understand how you can overcome the issues you may face.

Whether you’re a scientist, regulator and compliance officer, policymaker, student, or you’re simply interested in biosafety regulations, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to responsibly work with modern biotechnology.

Gain an introduction to modern biotechnology

During the first week of the course, you’ll gain a solid introduction to modern biotechnology to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge.

You’ll develop an understanding of biosafety related protocols, laws, regulations, and policies and how they are applicable for modern biotechnology.

Explore socioeconomic considerations in decision-making

Next, you’ll discover the different socioeconomic considerations in decision-making and how public awareness, information sharing, and confidential information all play a role in biosafety decisions.

Within this, you’ll explore key considerations in biosafety policies when governing the use of biotechnology tools and products.

Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya

Throughout the course, you’ll be guided by the specialists at Universiti Malaya.

With their expertise, you’ll finish with the knowledge of the biosafety requirements for modern biotechnology.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Imagine the world without food, medicine, therapeutics and biofuels. What do you think your day to day life would be like? Scientists have been working on biotechnology research for many years and they are now starting to produce promising biotech applications that benefit humankind. These research and development activities are carried out carefully to ensure the safe use of biotechnology and more importantly, to protect our precious biodiversity, environment as well as human health. Hi my name is Dr Zatil, subscribing to this course, you will be learning about the biosafety principles, regulations and policies governing the use of modern biotechnology tools and products.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 seconds This is a unique opportunity for a self-guide learning experience that can improve public understanding on how biotech products are regulated worldwide.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to Modern Biotechnology and Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

    • Getting Started

      Welcoming note to all learners and a brief overview of the short course

    • Biosafety regulations for modern biotechnology

      Differentiation between conventional breeding and recombinant DNA and introduction to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety as an international instrument that provides mechanisms or tools to manage and assess biotech risks

    • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

      This topic will focus on the history and objectives of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (CPB), the definition of biotechnology in CPB, key elements in CPB and impacts of CPB on research and development (R&D) and trade

    • Risk Assessments in CPB

      This topic will focus on objectives of risk assessments under CPB, general principles and methods for Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA) and the steps in ERA

    • Weekly wrap up

      A concise overview of your week's learning accomplishments as well as a preview of the exciting topics awaiting exploration in the upcoming week.

  • Week 2

    Information sharing and Socioeconomics

    • Biosafety Clearing House (BCH), public awareness and confidential information

      This topic will introduce Biosafety Clearing House (BCH), and explore the elements of public awareness and confidential information in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

    • Socio-economics considerations in decision making

      This topic will explore operational definitions, principles and key elements of socioeconomics (SECs) in CPB , establishment of the AHTEG Working Group, and the Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress

    • Weekly wrap up

      A concise overview of your week's learning accomplishments.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop new understanding and knowledge in Biosafety related protocols, laws, regulations and policies
  • Understand key considerations in Biosafety policies when governing the use of biotechnology tools and products

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested to learn about biosafety regulations for modern biotechnology.

You could be a scientist, regulator and compliance officer, policymaker, science communicator, industry player interested in biotechnology, or a student with a background in science, biology, and biotechnology.

Who will you learn with?

Dr. Nurzatil Sharleeza is a senior lecturer at Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR), Universiti Malaya. Her research interests are biosafety policy and ethics for biotechnology

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

  • Established

    1905
  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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