Taught course

Microbiology

Institution
National University of Ireland Galway · Department of Microbiology
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

NQAI Level 8 degree or equivalent. IELTS score of 6.0+(with not less than 5.5 in any one component).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The core unit stresses the application of Quality Management Systems (GLP, GMP, HACCP, ISO 9000, ILAB) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000). The microbiological aspects of the course are centred around Analytical Food Procedures; Application of DNA Probes in Genetic Diagnostics; Rapid Methods of Bacterial/Viral Detection; Microbiological Risk Assessment; Validation Procedures; Quality Control in Pharmaceutical Industries; Environmental Microbiology; a laboratory based research project, preparation of reports. There is strong emphasis on the development of verbal and written communication skills. Additional modules include Introduction to Business; Statistics and Computer Skills.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Cyril Carroll
Email
cyril.carroll@nuigalway.ie
Phone
+353 91 492277/493562
Fax
+353 91 49 45 98