Advanced Microbiological Methods

The application of advanced microbiological identification techniques is used in a wide range of pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement products and manufacturing processes as regulated by the FDA, USDA, and other agencies. This course covers the theories and techniques of rapid bacteria and fungi detection, isolation, enumeration, and identification. Topics of molecular biology theory, biomolecules, and automated instrumentation are discussed and examined alongside conventional microbiological methodology. Also included are regulatory expectations, methods and rationale for environmental monitoring assessments, reporting, and microbiological quality control in the context of advanced instrumentation. Materials will be covered through a combination of informational lectures and hands-on laboratory exercises. This overview course is intended for individuals currently working in QA or QC microbiology laboratory settings or for individuals new to the field interested in improving their advanced microbiology methodology knowledge. Prior to enrollment, participants are expected to have completed Basic Microbiological Laboratory Skills, Fundamentals of Microbiology, or demonstrate experience equivalent to these courses.

Level: Advanced
Lab Hours: 10.00
Lecture Hours: 10.00
Total Contact Hours: 20.00

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