Biosecurity for Clinical Laboratories

Category: Laboratories

There are several sections in this course:

  1. Biosecurity and Biosafety
  2. Risk Assessments and the AMP Model
  3. AMP: Assessment
  4. AMP: Mitigation
  5. AMP: Performance
  6. Developing a Biosecurity Plan
  7. Quiz


This course includes several interactions designed to underscore concepts discussed in the course, two downloadable risk assessment templates and laboratory guidance from APHL on specimen storage.

Intended Audience

This course is for clinical laboratorians who want to improve their knowledge of biosecurity practices that protect against unauthorized access, loss, theft, misuse, diversion or intentional release of dangerous biological materials.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between biosafety and biosecurity
  • List outcomes of a successful biosecurity risk assessment
  • Identify types of controls used to manage biosecurity risk
  • Perform a biosecurity assessment
  • Develop a biosecurity plan


Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No prerequisites

Competencies addressed


CEUs Offered





Online self-pace


30 minutes

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Dr. Michael Pentella; Wanda Reiter Kintz, Ph.D.; Drew C. Fayram, MS

Technical requirements

  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
  2. Speakers or headphones

Registration Requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

Released February 2018

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