Published: Thursday 5th of May 2022 05:39:13 PM
Biosafety Course
Lead the way with a degree in Biosafety and Biosecurity from MMUST

Biosafety and biosecurity professionals provide an essential role in safeguarding
infectious disease agents in clinical and research laboratories and other settings where
biological materials are handled. Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
(MMUST) is developing a new undergraduate BSc. program in Biosafety & Biosecurity
in collaboration with the International Federation of Biosafety Associations and with
technical expertise from the University of British Columbia's Department of Safety &
Risk Services.

For the past 12 years, MMUST's Department of Medical Laboratory
Sciences has been actively educating students through their BSc. in Medical
Biotechnology and BSc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences. MMUST is now preparing the
curriculum for a new undergraduate BSc. degree program in Biosafety and Biosecurity
which models and leverages these existing programs. All students undertake related
core courses in the first two years of study, followed by specialized courses in biosafety
and biosecurity with practical laboratory experience in their later academic years. The
experiences and lessons learned at MMUST will be shared with the international
biosafety and biosecurity community for further implementation in universities globally