is an Interdisciplinary Certificate Education Program, in Continuing
Education at Hunter College, developed by the faculty of the Medical
Laboratory Sciences and Environmental
Occupational Health Sciences-UPH Programs in the Hunter College
School of Health Sciences.
This program was developed following the anthrax attacks of Fall 2001.
These events highlighted the role of medical laboratory and institutional
safety professionals in primary identification and response to bioterrorism
threats to the community. As these are our respective graduates, hundreds
over the past 3 decades, the faculty of our two programs felt it incumbent
upon us to provide education specifically directed to the following
To educate working professionals in the science, procedures, and public
policies that will enable them to sample, identify and remediate biological
agents released during an attack.
To educate personnel in the full range of biomedical labs to safely
handle hazardous microorganisms in their routine work.
POPULATION: Medical Laboratory Technologists, Safety Officers,
Industrial Hygienists, Research Technicians, Remediation Managers
and similar professionals. All participants will have at least the
B.S. degree in science (or be seniors in the MLS program).