Certificate in Microbiology of Environmental Contaminants

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-SRMEC-W)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate

NFQ Level

8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

2 years Part Time

ECTS Credits

10

Skills Area

Advanced Manufacturing

General Information
Contact

Olivia Harvey

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Phone

0599175280

Address

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Role

Springboard Administrator

Important Dates
Application Deadline

25/08/2017

Start Date

11/09/2017

About this Course

This special purpose Certificate programme consists of one module; The Microbiology of Environmental Contaminants. The aim of this certificate is 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. The emphasis will be to on building on the learner's existing knowledge and experience to construct new knowledge and competencies.

Objectives

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.

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).

This course is open to all eligible applicants irrespective of employment status (employed or seeking employment).

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.

Long Description

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.

Why Choose This Course

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.

Timetable Info

13 weeks, one night per week

Delivery Location

Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Road
Carlow

Delivery Notes

In class.

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Olivia Harvey

Address

Faculty for Lifelong Learning
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny Rd
Carlow

Phone

0599175280

Email

springboard@itcarlow.ie

Application Procedures

Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie