Introduction to pharmaceutical microbiology (eLearning)

3.00 Hour/s

CPD Hours: 3


This highly interactive three hour eLearning course provides a comprehensive introduction to pharmaceutical microbiology over 7 short, impactful modules. Each module has a knowledge assessment to check learning has been retained. 

The course is designed specifically as an introduction to the important topic of pharmaceutical microbiology and is intended for those seeking a clearer understanding of the topic.

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). If you want to try before you buy, book our Free Trial version

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.

This course includes the following topics :

  • Introduction to microorganisms and how they behave (30 minutes)
  • Ecology and clinical significance (20 minutes)
  • Introduction to sterilisation (20 minutes)
  • Contamination control (20 minutes)
  • Water microbiology (20 minutes)
  • Microbiological testing (50 minutes)
  • GMP in the microbiology laboratory (30 minutes)

    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

£ 100

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- 01 to 09 delegates £100 + Vat per delegate - 10 to 19 delegates £90 + Vat per delegate . - 20 to 49 delegates £80 + Vat per delegate. For volume pricing over 50 delegates, please email