Laboratory analysts often move into these positions in a manufacturing laboratory without having any tertiary education in this field.  This course is designed to equip delegates with the knowledge and principles of typical laboratory methods found in the food industry, so that they can accurately perform these tests.

It outlines the purpose of the laboratory and the analyst in a manufacturing environment and the principles of various analytical and microbiological testing methods.  It provides tips and skills for problem solving within a laboratory environment.

Progress Excellence Approach

  • Activities and videos to entrench learning.
  • Practical examples and tips for accurate analyses and problem-solving skills

The course will equip delegates with the following:

  • Understand the role of the laboratory and the analyst in the context of a manufacturing organisation.
  • Identify factors that can impact on the accuracy of results.
  • Understand the safety requirements in a laboratory.
  • Overview of the different techniques and their principles of analytical methods.
  • Understand the importance of accurate record-keeping.
  • An understanding of the types of micro-organisms.
  • An understanding of the growth requirements and methods of reproduction of micro-organisms.
  • An understanding of detection of micro-organisms as well as the interpretation of microbiological results and decisions that are made based on these results.

The course is best suited to the following audiences:

  • Laboratory analysts without formal education on analytical and microbiological test methods
  • Laboratory supervisors

Delegate assessment will be in the form of:

  • Full course attendance
  • Successful completion of an on-line assessment (pass mark 70%).

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