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300087 SE Lab Safety (2018W)

Fundamental Principles of Lab Safety: preventive measures and appropriate behaviour

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



Vorbesprechung am MO 08.10.2018 um 8:00 Uhr im COSB Seminarraum,
UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 1090 Wien, Raum Nr. 2.022


Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar is suitable for beginners as well as for advanced students (starting a work in a lab within a practical course, scientific work or for a semester abroad). Students will get an overview of the principles of correct behavior in labs (including information about protective clothes, PPE - personal protective equipment and safety equipment in labs), the handling of hazardous materials and chemicals (storage, waste management, safety data sheets, hazard and precaution phrases) and learn how to react in case of emergency (first aid and fire prevention).

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance: active participation has priority (40%), final examination (40%) and short presentation of 5-10 minutes (20%). Each part of the examination has to be passed positively.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Overview of the most important aspects of lab safety

Examination topics

Knowledge of the major aspects of the seminar

Reading list


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Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:43