The module will provide students a holistic view of
current issues in the laboratory setting with special
emphasis on biomedical practices and research ethics.
The perspectives taken will focus on the motivation,
skills and best practices that shape the exercise of
science in the laboratory and industry. This includes the
internal impetus shaping conducts like the conflict of
interest and moral stands in research and wider societal
responsibilities as defined by compliance to regulatory
bodies and national standards. It will cover aspects of
basic resource management, total quality management,
Good Laboratory Practices, Good Documentation
Practices (ISO standards), and Intellectual Property
Rights. The fundamentals of laboratory information
systems, laboratory safety, reference laboratory services,
scientific proposal, and report writing will also be covered.
Emphasis will be placed on the principles and practices of
research, environment, health, safety issues, and code of
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