Course Description

Microbiology of Environmental Contaminants

Institute of Technology Carlow

The aims of this certificate are: to provide employees in the pharmaceutical industry with additional knowledge regarding the detection, characterisation and identification of contaminating microorganisms and their products (endotoxin) so as to enhance Quality Risk Management.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of different types of microbial environmental contaminants in the context of sterile manufacturing and the consequences to patient health;

Demonstrate a knowledge of the means to identify contaminating microorganisms and resolve problems associated with microbial contamination;

Solve complex problems associated with microbial contamination;

Make decisions in relation to a complex and highly regulated environment and appreciate the limits of knowledge in the area of microbial contamination.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW-SRMEC-W
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Biology, Science & the Built Environment
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 850
Course Duration 13 Weeks
Course Times Classes 1 night per week
Entry Requirements Applicants for this course should hold a Level 7 or equivalent qualification science, engineering or a related discipline. Those who do not hold the relevant award may apply through RPL (recognition of prior learning). All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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