Reform on Knowledge and Skills of Clinical Laboratory Biosafety and Biosecurity Among Chinese Medical Students

Yu LI, Li-yuan SUN, Ming-cheng LI


Laboratory workers deal with clinical specimens, the threat of exposure to occupational hazards, emerging infectious agents, and antimicrobial-resistant microbes. During student training, it is necessary to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the laboratory. Education covers a range of biosafety and biosecurity principles and practices. 642 medical students from different medicine professions were classified into two groups as research objects and controls to explore the teaching reform of laboratory biosafety, biosecurity theory and experimental courses. Teacher designed programe-based learning (PBL) covered microbiology laboratory biosafety incidents, laboratory training, and the methods used in man-machine interactions in clinical practice. From a four stage reform of laboratory biosafety theory and experimental teaching, the protective awareness of biosafety of the students was strengthened. Students could also run standardized, timely detection protocols and treat laboratory biological factors arising from emergencies and accidents in clinical practice. These increased the competency and proficiency among BSL laboratory users and guarantee adherence to stipulations on biosafety and biosecurity.


Laboratory biosafety and biosecurity, Medical laboratory, Theory and practice, Teaching reform.


Full Text: