Approved training courses

Course description

Please note, the duration of this course is 4.5 days

Microbiological contamination of products and processes continues to be a major concern to the industry and its regulators. The potential impact of such contamination can be catastrophic. Put simply, microbial contamination can kill your patients and your business. This pharmaceutical microbiology course is designed to provide both non-biologists and microbiologist with the knowledge, confidence and decision-making risk assessment skills to prevent this from happening.

Key Learning Objectives
On completion of this pharmaceutical microbiology course you will know and understand:

The basic characteristics of all microorganisms found in your premises (how they get there and how to remove them)
Microbiological methods
- How to sample, isolate and identify these organisms
- How to prevent contamination of your products and processes using risk management and assessment tools and techniques
- The interpretation of data
- QP decision making
- How to satisfy the regulator and protect your patient


Please speak to Aimee Harding, QP Coordinator at NSF about entry requirements for both QP training and/or postgraduate qualifications.

Additional info

Training will be delivered via a combination of an instructor-led virtual classroom and self-paced learning online. Full details will be sent to you following registration.

Teaching method



5 day


£3150.00 GBP (plus VAT)

Training provider

NSF International



01751 432999

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