Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing (five day course)

What will I learn?
This is a five-day CPD course which will be delivered with presentations, group discussions and practical sessions illustrating the principles of pharmaceutical medical gas testing. There will be an assessment at the end of this course.
 

How will I benefit?
You’ll benefit from:

  • practical testing with a range of different equipment
  • being able to troubleshoot and assess defective systems
  • experienced tutors offering active assistance
  • positive team building activities.

A short written assessment (exam) is undertaken at the end of the course. There will also be a work based practice report to be completed.

The full programme of topics and invited speakers can now be viewed or downloaded via the programme button above.

Reassessment course
There will be a two day refresher and reassessment course taking place in November 2018 which is specifically designed for those who require the formal assessment of competency under HTM 02-01.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of relevant HTM 02 and Permit to Work relating to medical gases
  • demonstrate a knowledge of health and safety relating to medical gases
  • demonstrate a knowledge of medical gases production and properties, and the application of GMP to medical gas production
  • demonstrate a knowledge of uses and clinical risks associated with medical gases
  • make critical assessment on health and safety issues such as OES, MEL and STEL
  • identify and resolve problems associated with medical gas systems
  • interpret test results of medical gas systems and take appropriate actions
  • identify and resolve any problems associated with testing equipment document relevant activities and interventions

This course will be suitable for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with experience and responsibilities for, or an interest in, medical gas testing. It is essential for those who wish to register as QC (MGPS) under the HTM 02-01.

Please note, if you are enquiring/registering specifically to follow through to registration as a medical gas tester you will also need to satisfy the criteria laid out in the HTM i.e. be a graduate who is eligible for membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) or the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Reassessment course
There will be a two day refresher and reassessment course taking place in November 2018 which is specifically designed for those who require the formal assessment of competency under HTM 02-01.

"Great course, very informative with a good mix of presentations and practicals"

“Very comprehensive course and speakers were very knowledgeable"

"Opportunity to learn from other’s practice invaluable and received excellent advice on specific concerns"

Course director:
Theresa Hughes QC (MGPS) & QA Specialist, NHS Reading

Please download the course programme to view a full list of speakers. 

The Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing course has been jointly organised by:

  • University of Leeds
  • University of Manchester
  • NHS
  • Technical Specialist Education and Training (TSET).

£1150

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition
  • course materials
  • lunches
  • light refreshments
  • course dinner on Monday evening

The course will be held at Midland Medical Services Ltd, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9BY on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Day five (Friday) will take place at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley, DY5 1UR, a short distance away. Full directions to the venues will be included within the delegate joining instructions.

Please note, Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is approximately 5 miles from Midland Medical Services and delegates are responsible for making their own way to the course venue Monday – Thursday.

Bed and breakfast accommodation can be booked on behalf of delegates at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley, DY5 1UR if required. All rooms are double for sole occupancy and have en-suite facilities.

Please note, Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is approximately 5 miles from Midland Medical Services and delegates are responsible for making their own way to the course venue Monday – Thursday.

We have negotiated the following bed and breakfast rates:

  • Sunday 4 February £82 per night
  • Monday 5 – Thursday 8 February £99 per night
Jenna Kellett
Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering,
University of Leeds,
Leeds
LS2 9JT

T: +414 (0)113 343 2494

E: cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk