This self-paced digital learning course provides comprehensive instruction on Pharmaceutical Microbiology in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The program is presented in three modules: - approximate course completion time = *5 hours. Once you finish the first module, you will automatically begin the next module within this course.
Module 1 - Introductory Topics – approximately 1 hour
At the end of this module, you will:
- Explain microbiological problems in the context of pharmaceutical manufacturing, including how to identify problems
- Learn the meaning of microorganisms in their significance
- Understand HOW microorganisms grow and WHY it matters
Module 2 - Intermediate Topics – approximately 2.5 hours
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Review how microorganisms are counted and explain the rapid microbiological methods
- Outline the identification of microorganisms and explain pharmaceutical water systems
- Review pyrogens and pyrogen testing
- Understand microbiological evaluations of raw materials
- Understand microbiological contamination and spoilage
- Learn the principles of preservation in the pharmaceutical context
- Understand antibiotics and how to assess antimicrobial activity
- Outline and understand the importance of good disinfection practices
Module 3 - Advanced Topics – approximately 1.5 hours
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
- Review sterilization principles and methods
- Explain bio validation of sterilization
- Describe sterility testing in the pharmaceutical environment
- Discover microbiological validation of cleanrooms
- Review microbiological environmental monitoring methods
- Learn how to perform a microbiological risk assessment
*The course is self-paced so completion times are approximate, based on the amount of content in each section.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate NSF eLearning Certificate of Completion (Archived)
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