Scientific Services, Consultancy and Advice, Education and Training, Research and Development, and Emergency Response - Queensland

Description

Why the Support is Provided?

The Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services fulfils the requirement for government and other sector public health programs to have access to scientific support primarily in the microbiological, radiological, chemical and forensic fields.

What Support is Provided?

The Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services provides an extensive range of services. They include:

  • scientific services
  • consultancy and advice
  • education and training
  • research and development
  • monitoring and surveillance
  • emergency response

The Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services specialises in the following areas:

Microbiology:

  • bacteriology, virology.

Physics:

  • health physics, radiation monitoring.

Chemistry:

  • organics, inorganics.

Forensic:

  • biology, chemistry, toxicology, pathology.

The Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services operates four programs both in Public Health Sciences and in Forensic Sciences. The programs in Forensic Sciences are as shown above while the programs in Public Health Sciences are as follows:

  • Environmental Contaminants
  • Water Quality
  • Nutrition
  • Health Investigations

The Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services offers clients the chance to forge a long term relationship with a reliable high quality provider.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

No specific eligibility criteria apply.

Fees

All services are provided on a fee for service basis.

Publications Details process

Publications Available:

Publications available include an Annual Review of Activities.

Additional information

Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services is Australias most comprehensive public health science facility. It occupies a world class purpose built laboratory at its Coopers Plains campus on Brisbanes south side. With expert staff, the latest technology and a commitment to excellence, Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services is the answer to all your public health science needs.

Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services has established partnerships with other scientific organisations so that clients are linked to a global network of scientific expertise. Staff, collaborate with colleagues from universities, industry, professional associations and government departments both in Australia and overseas. Partnerships range from local alliances to international projects with the World Health Organisation. One of the most productive partnerships is with the National Research Centre for Environmental Toxicology.

Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services has an impressive infrastructure to support its core services. The infrastructure includes:

  • a specialised public health science library
  • extensive electronic and mechanical workshops
  • sophisticated information services
  • support for best practice in accreditation, certification, and workplace health and safety standards

Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services also provides:

  • advice on sentinel testing
  • consultancy services on programs, sampling and analyses
  • development and validation of methods
  • referee analyses
  • access by businesses to chemical and microbiological equipment and instrumentation to perform agreed tasks of public health significance.

Department of Health Forensic and Scientific Services will deliver on time, within budget and to the highest standard.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Clinical and Statewide Services

Forensic and Scientific Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Manager, Client Services

Forensic and Scientific Services

Clinical and Statewide Services

Queensland Health

Operating address: 39 Kessels Road
COOPERS PLAINS
Queensland 4108
Mailing address: PO Box 594
Archerfield
Queensland 4108
Phone: 07 3274 9028
Phone: 07 3274 9043
Fax: 07 3274 9007
Fax: 07 3274 9119