20 hrs VILT, 5.5 hrs self-paced
This highly interactive, pharmaceutical microbiology course is designed to provide the aspiring Qualified Person and pharmaceutical professionals with the knowledge and understanding they need to assess microbiological risks in the pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Learn how to assist in the design and implementation of comprehensive microbiological control strategies and how to make informed decisions when microbiological problems occur.
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.
Our virtual instructor-led training will be delivered via a combination of live instructor-led virtual classrooms and self-paced online learning. Full details will be sent following registration.
This pharmaceutical microbiology course is approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry as suitable for their members’ continuing professional development.
On completion of this pharmaceutical microbiology course you will know and understand:
Alan Whipple – Alan is a pharmaceutical microbiologist with more than 35 years of operational experience. He has managed site microbiology units supporting the manufacture of sterile and non-sterile products. His expertise is in sterile manufacture and microbiology of API and non-sterile products.
Ian Harwood – Ian is a GMP Consultant with over 20 years’ industry experience, including extensive knowledge of Pharmaceutical Quality Systems and GMP for steriles, biotech, IMPs, radiopharmaceuticals and unlicenced medicines. He spent 8 years as a GMP Inspector with the MHRA and is eligible to act as a Qualified Person.
Tony Mayhall - Tony is a biologist and has held a number of quality and operational roles for a variety of pharmaceutical organizations. His expertise is in auditing and manufacturing liquids and oral solid doses for both specials and commercial pharmaceutical products.
Joanne Spiers - Joanne has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry providing diverse experience in all areas of quality assurance (QA) across multiple dosage delivery platforms.
Gavin Halbert - A pharmacy graduate, QP and professor at the University of Strathclyde, Gavin was appointed as Director of the Department of Pharmaceutics’ Formulation Unit in 1992 with a role to formulate and manufacture anti-cancer drugs accepted by CRUK for use in human clinical trials.
Gavin teaches at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics and pharmaceutical microbiology.
He is a co-researcher in the EPSRC Centre for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation and the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative for the Development of Novel Oral Biopharmaceutical Tools (OrBiTo).
Multi-delegate discounts available. Discounts also offered to NHS staff and charities.