Strengthening health security by implementing the International Health Regulations (2005)


Main competency to be acquired

Collect, label, package and transport samples appropriately and safely.

Specific learning objectives

  • for each type of sample, be able to:
    • take it safely and ethically;
    • document it;
    • label it;
    • provide patient information;
    • identify a tracking system.
  • for each type of sample, be able to:
    • package and store it taking into account UN rules for safe transport;
    • identify the best shipping method.
  • identify criteria to choose a laboratory on the basis of:
    • dangerousness of pathogen;
    • type of analysis to be done.

Teaching material

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