At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Biobanks are entities ensuring the governance, management and conservation of biological resources, such as living cells, viruses, bacteria and fungi, and their associated data. The major objective of biobanks is to preserve these resources in optimal conditions to maintain their integrity and make them available to the scientific community to both advance research and knowledge worldwide, and facilitate the development of innovative drugs, vaccines or diagnostic tests.
In this MOOC, the organizational aspects of sampling, collection, transport and conservation of different biological resources, which vary depending on the material considered, are discussed, as well as the organization and management of a biobank and its equipment. Peculiarities of human sampling and of the conservation and utilization of human samples is approached. Several sessions are devoted to the quality control of these biobanks to meet international regulations.
NOTA : El contenido del curso también está en español
This MOOC is composed of 4 teaching chapters. Each chapter has 5 to 9 sequences. Each sequence consists of a video of about 10 minutes and a MCQ so that students can test their knowledge. The videos are in English with French, spanish and English subtitles.
Los videos están en inglés, con subtítulos en inglés, francés y español. Para los estudiantes que han elegido el examen de certificación, éste se puede realizar en inglés, francés o español.
This MOOC is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and PhD biology students, medical doctors, teachers, researchers and all those who want to learn what are biobanks and how they have to be managed. A good scientific background is recommended to follow this MOOC.
To follow this course, you can choose between two options:
- The Discovery Course gives access to videos, quizzes and discussions in the forum. No certificate is issued for this course. Registration is free.
- The Qualifying Course leads to a certificate. In addition to the activities of the Discovery Course, you will have to take a one-hour supervised distance learning exam, consisting of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and obtaining 18 correct answers. The registration fee for the Qualifying Course is 150€.
Successful completion of the Qualifying Course gives you the opportunity to apply for the Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP), which consists of 5 certificates to Institut Pasteur MOOCs on infectious diseases. To learn more, visit the Institut Pasteur's web page dedicated to this diploma.
With the support of Fond de solidarité pour les projets innovants (FSPI)
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