CLEAPSS: Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology

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May 17, 2019
from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM


Education CPD+, Leicester

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This one-day course will help secondary-school science laboratory technicians learn about the essentials of health and safety and aseptic technique necessary for safe and effective microbiology practicals at Key Stage 3 (KS3), GCSE and A level.

Who this course is for

This course is for secondary-school science laboratory technicians.

You should be familiar with the basics of health and safety management.

Course content

The course covers health and safety guidance so that you can ensure the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations relating to microbes are complied with.

You'll also have the opportunity to learn and try out the techniques to:

  • provide safe cultures for students to use
  • deal with all microbiological materials safely during and after practical lessons

You'll be able to take away the cultures and plates you've made to watch them develop.

Course structure

The course is delivered as a mixture of a lecture and as a practical workshop.

Entry requirements

You'll need to be the science technician in your school.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you'll have:

  • gained confidence in the support that you provide in teaching microbiology
  • understood health and safety guidance and regulations
  • learnt new techniques for providing safe practicals for students

To book onto this Session: call 0116 252 3771 or email or use our Online booking Form

Audience: Science Technicians
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Date: Friday 17 May 2019
Cost: £130 (£260 for non CLEAPSS members).
Tutor: Ai-Linh Tran, Helen Jackson & Stephanie Shaw

All times and details of a session are given as a guide only. Education CPD+ reserves the right to amend these details where circumstances dictate.

Contact Us

Education CPD+
School of Education
University of Leicester
21 University Road

Tel: 0116 252 3771
Fax: 0116 252 5772

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