Basic Laboratory Safety (2690) Autumn 2014

The basics

The Curriculum including the aim and content of the course can be found under 'Basic information' tab and 'Syllabus'.

The latest version of the schedule can be found under the tab 'About the course' and 'Schedule'.

Lectures, group discussion and practical sessions

Note that presence at some lectures, most group discussions and all practical sessions are mandatory. Sessions with mandatory presence are indicated with an asterisk, *, in the schedule. We are however expecting you to participate on all sessions since there is no course book and the written exam is based on the course content.

Attendance lists are circulating during these classes. Missing lectures/group discussions or practical session may not be compensated for during this course and students who misses compulsory activities are referred to coming courses for these activities.

The powerpoint presentation of the in-class lectures will be placed in Ping pong. The presentations are found under 'More content' tab and under the respective day and 'Content'.

You are divided up into 3 groups and you will work in these groups at different occations during the course. A list of students/groups can be found under the tab 'Schedule'. Each group has their own folder in Ping pong (under the tab 'Documents') where the materials that you generate are uploaded.

Preparations for group discussions and practical sessions

You need to prepare for the group discussions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Note that you also need to prepare for the lecture 'Chemical hazards in the laboratory work' on Monday, see the tab 'More content' and 'Preparation for Monday'.

Web-tutorial and assignments

The course is partly based on web-tutorials that you do on your own. There are also assignments during the course. We have divided up the web-tutorials and the assignments for the different days. Please have a look at the Schedule. The web-tutorials and the assignments are found under the tab 'More content' and the tab for the respective day.

We recommend that you follow the schedule for self-studies during the course week to get a logical order of the different topics and follow up discussions. However, you can do them other days as well. Note that you need to have them finished by due date. Some web-tutorials also come with a test under 'Objective and Progress' tab under the respective topic, you need 100% correct answers in order to pass. A substantial part of the exam is based on the on-line assignments and web-tutorial.

You shall follow your progress in 'Objectives and Progress' (Mål och Framsteg). Each session, i.e. web-tutorials and assignments, has a line under 'Objective and Progress'. Tick the square when you have finished each session. There are follow up lectures for the different web-tutorials and assignments where it is possible to discuss and ask questions about the different topics.


Information about the written exam and the risk assessment assignment can be found under the tab 'Monday II' and the tab 'Examination'


You can contact the course organizers by sending an e-mail to