Subject description for 2021/2022

Laboratory Safety  (KJ105F)

Laboratory Safety


Course description

Laboratory safety will give new students with necessary information and training in how the student must work in the laboratory to avoid accidents and personal injuries. An introduction to various types of safety equipment and how the equipment is used will be given.


No costs except semester registration fee.

Learning outcomes


The student shall have knowledge about

  • what kind of dangers that can occur in a laboratory
  • what kind of work routines that must be followed
  • what kind of safety equipment that exists and when it is to be used
  • to know about safety data sheets and what kind of information to be found on the sheets
  • the fire procedure at Nord University and routines for alarming in case of accidents/damage


The student should

  • work safe in the laboratory, under supervision of a responsible teacher
  • know what to do in case of accidents to happen
  • know what to do in case of fire

General competence

The student shall understand that

  • by following the routines for laboratory work, the work will be safe and secure
  • injuries and accidents can easily happen to both humans and equipments unless safety regulations are followed

Course type

Compulsory for bachelor in Biology, Animal Science, Animal care and Aquaculture Management, plus for exchange students.

Mode of delivery

Teaching face to face.

Teaching activities and methods

Mandatory participation. The course is given as lecture and laboratory exercise, and has a duration of four hours.

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated by the students every third year through the final evaluation. These evaluations are included in the quality assurance system of the university.

Assessment and examinations

Compulsory participation - Laboratory Safety, 4 hours, grading scale Approved - Not approved

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021
Teaching language English and Norwegian ECTS Credits 0 Course location Bodø Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture