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Practical microbiology - advanced


3-4 April 2019


Members £995 + VAT
Non–members £1295 + VAT

Venue: Campden BRI, Chipping Campden

Benefits of attending

This course is the third and  top level of  microbiology training of laboratory staff offered by Campden BRI and is designed for senior microbiologists and senior laboratory personnel wishing to  under-pin and further their knowledge of management system issues. Better understanding of the importance of accurate record keeping will enable delegates to demonstrate the efficacy of their testing procedures and quality systems. The course also examines external proficiency schemes and aims to simplify some of  the statistical information involved

training content

• Choosing and implementation of methods
• Molecular methods
• Participation in proficiency schemes and how to interpret the results
• Culture storage and media QC testing
• Auditing exercises
• Laboratory quality systems
• Validation of microbiological methods
• Challenge testing , durability (shelf life) testing and predictive microbiology
• Overview of 'Top 5' pathogens and recent outbreaks
• Uncertainty of measurement made simple!
• HACCP overview

Course Aims

• To identify the right testing methods for the right products
• To demonstrate the critical importance of keeping records
• To avoid breakdowns in systems leading to false results
• To understand external proficiency schemes and interpret their results


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course delegates will be able to:

• Conduct the most appropriate  microbiological audits to achieve the most reliable results
• Validate results by keeping accurate records and correctly maintaining and  calibrating equipment
• Work out the uncertainty of measurement and how to apply when calculating results


Fiona Cawkell – Event Director

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Further information

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