Certificate in Microbiology for the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industries

Institute of Technology, Carlow (CW-SRMPM-V)
Key Programme Details
Award

Certificate

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Evening

Mode

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

The Certificate is designed for individuals in or seeking employment in the pharmaceutical or medical devices industries.The Certificate will introduce learners to key microbiological concepts and methodologies used in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with due regard to health and safety, cGLP and cGMP.

Objectives

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Explain the nature of micro-organisms and outline the relevance of microorganisms in industrial settings, including their elimination from clean environments;
• Explain the factors that control the growth of microorganisms in the environment and industrial settings and demonstrate the efficacy of physical and chemical methods of sterilisation/preservation/disinfection;
• Outline the requirements of cGMP, quality assurance and control in the manufacture of sterile products;
• Describe the features of a clean room used in the manufacture
of sterile products;
• Competently demonstrate and
validate the correct aseptic
techniques, behaviours and
monitoring for use in a clean
environment using SOPs.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to hold a Level 6 Pharmacy Technician qualification or equivalent. 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.

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

Long Description

This programme aims to introduce learners to key microbiological concepts and methodologies used in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with due regard to health and safety, cGLP and cGMP.

Completion of this module would exempt the applicant from an equivalent module in a Level 7 Degree in Pharmacy Technician Studies.

Why Choose This Course

This programme aims to introduce learners to key microbiological concepts and methodologies used in the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries with due regard to health and safety, cGLP and cGMP.

Completion of this module would exempt the applicant from an equivalent module in a Level 7 Degree in Pharmacy Technician Studies.

Career Opportunities

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
• Explain the nature of micro-organisms and outline the relevance of microorganisms in industrial settings, including their elimination from clean environments;
• Explain the factors that control the growth of microorganisms in the environment and industrial settings and demonstrate the efficacy of physical and chemical methods of sterilisation/preservation/disinfection;
• Outline the requirements of cGMP, quality assurance and control in the manufacture of sterile products;
• Describe the features of a clean room used in the manufacture of sterile products;
• Competently demonstrate and validate the correct aseptic techniques, behaviours and monitoring for use in a clean environment using SOPs.

Timetable Info

13 weeks, 1 night per week, 7.00 - 10.00pm

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