Biomedical Education: A Summary Report of the Biorisk Management Curriculum Development Workshop

    Published on:October 2018
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2018; 10(4):484-486
    Letter to the Editor | doi:10.5530/jyp.2018.10.105
    Authors:

    Subhash Janardhan Bhore

    Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, AIMST University, Bedong-Semeling Road, Semeling 08100, Kedah, MALAYSIA.

    Abstract:

    Dear Editor, 

    The views expressed are purely of the author and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the Sandia National Laboratories (USA), the Malaysian Biosafety and Biosecurity Association or any other organisation stated in the article.

    The safety in general and biological safety (biosafety) in particular is an important international issue. Member states of the United Nations (UN) have developed their national biosafety policies to address biosafety (and biosecurity) issues in line with the international agenda. The Biorisk Management (BRM) is a relatively new domain in biomedical sciences and biotechnology. It provides the strategic framework for action for the laboratory biosafety and biosecurity (along with bioethics).1-2 In fact, BRM is very vital for the global safety and security. Therefore, the BRM curriculum should be developed and incorporated into biomedical sciences and biotechnology education programmes of every country to prepare next generations to meet the biosafety, biosecurity and bioethics challenges. Read more . . . 

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