Introduction to Pharmaceutical Microbiology
: 5 Mar 2020
: Reading, United Kingdom
This course is designed specifically as an introduction to the important topic of pharmaceutical microbiology. Intended for those seeking a clearer understanding of the topic and for Trainee QPs as a preface before attending our QP Pharmaceutical Microbiology module.
It reviews the impact of microbiology on many aspects of pharmaceutical manufacture and control. This course looks at the nature of micro-organisms, contamination sources and control, sterilisation and disinfection, and testing methodology (including modern counting and identification techniques). It will also cover some group aspects related to the microbiology laboratory.
This course will be of value to all personnel whose roles would benefit from a clearer understanding of this specialist area. This course is ideal for those new to the pharmaceutical industry working in production, technical support, quality control and quality assurance roles. In addition, it will also be of benefit to maintenance and support engineers who are involved in production areas and utilities.
By the end of the course you will:
- Understand the types and sources of different types of micro-organisms that are related to pharmaceutical operations
- Be aware of different techniques for the sterilisation of products and the associated components/equipment
- Understand what checks and tests can be performed to help manage microbiological issues