spring 2012

BIO-3309 Safety in the laboratory and on sea and land expeditions. - 5 stp


Last changed: 23.11.2012

The course is administrated by

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics
Type of course

Type of course

The entire course, or parts of it, is compulsory for new staff, guest lecturers and master degree students using the labs or doing field research. Students who would like to participate have to sign up on the studentweb as soon as possible. If you plan to take part 7 or 8 we need to know this preferably 1 week before these parts begin due to that Havarivernsenteret needs a list of participants in order to plan the training.

This course can also be taken as a singular course. To do this, employees and Ph.D. students have to apply on-line for local admissions at the University of Troms (singular courses). Deadline 1. December/1. June

It is possible to attend parts of the course and only receive course diploma. Please register through PEK or contact the course coordinator

Course contents

Course contents

The course will be held as an intensive course in the beginning of each semester. The course will consist of one module (part 1) lasting about 12 hrs and a minimum of 16 academic hours of subjects of the students' own choice. Attendance is compulsory for part 1 (16 h) and for the chosen subjects (minimum 16 h).

OBLIGATORY PART

Part 1 - EHS work

1A) Systematic EHS- Internal guidelines, records of substances and products, risk evaluation and chemical labwork

1B) First aid - (two groups, one for lab and one for field/expeditions)

1C) Preparedness within UiT - Fire protection, emergency routines, exercises

SPECIALIZED MODULES:

Part 2) Biological substances(10 h). Biological substances, genetically modified material, routines and regulations, zoonoses

Part 3) Use of Gloves(1 h)

Part 4) Allergy(2 h)

Part 5) Liquid nitrogen (2 h)

Part 6) Gas under pressure(2 h)

Part 7) Safety on expeditions(25 h)

* Theoretical and practical training at Havarivernsenteret (16 h)

* Cruise and fieldwork guidelines and regulations (1 h)

* Fieldwork rubber boat practices (8 h)

Part 8) Safety for fieldwork (22 h).

*Theoretical (6 h ) and practical training (7 h)

* Cruise and fieldwork regulations (1 h)

* Fieldwork rubber boat practices (8 h)

Part 9) Radiation safety, introductory (3 h)

Part 10) Radiation safety (10 h) - Only in the autumn semester

Objective of the course

Objective of the course

To provide safety skills relevant to lab work, field work or expeditions.
Language of instruction

Language of instruction

Teaching will be held in English every fall semester and in Norwegian every spring semester.
Teaching methods

Teaching methods

Lectures, practical training and demonstrations; attendance is compulsory.
Assessment

Assessment

Written exam 3 hours. Grade type: pass / fail

In order to take the exam students have to attend the compulsory part 1 (1A, B and C). Inn addition students have to attend a minimum of 16 hours from the specialized modules (part 2-10).

Re-sit examination
We do not offer a re-sit examination for this course. If students do not pass their exam, or are unable to attend the exam due to medical reasons etc., it is possible to register for an ordinary examination next time the course is available.

Previously used exam papers

Date for examination

Date for examination

One written, individual for each student. 15.02.2012

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Schedule

Schedule


Course overlap

Course overlap

BIO-334 Basic course in radiation safety, radioactivity 3 stp
HMS-101 Course in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) 3 stp
MBI-3010 Advanced methods in experimental biomedicine 2 5 stp
MBI-3105 Advanced methods 5 stp
Recommended reading/syllabus

Recommended reading/syllabus

  • EHS-manual (selected chapters)
  • Introduction for new employees and students who work in the laboratory
  • EHS-data sheet
  • Manual for field work and sea expeditions
  • Lecture notes and other handouts

Lectures Spring 2012
Første oppmøte: tirsdag 10. januar kl 09:00, StoreAud, NFH-bygget. Emnet arrangeres som et intensivkurs i uke 2-4. Studenter bør registrere seg til emnet på studentweben før emnet starter. Ansatte som ønsker å få studiepoeng for emnet må søke opptak som enkeltemnestudent, frist 1. desember og registrere seg via studentweben.


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