Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services

The 2019 course programme and leaflet will be available approximately 3 months prior to the course. However, you can view and download the 2018 course details for further information by clicking the course leaflet and course programme link.

The course will cover:

  • intelligent monitoring
  • interpretation of data
  • control measures
  • trending data
  • and investigations


The course will be delivered via:

  • presentations
  • demonstrations
  • interactive discussions
  • and workshops

This course has been specifically designed to give you an overview of practical microbiology and is ideal for those currently working in the aseptic services field. In particular accountable pharmacists should consider attending this course along with:

  • releasing officers
  • chief/senior technicians
  • authorised pharmacists
  • product approvers
  • and production managers
The April course was a great success and we are currently compiling the delegates feedback. Comments will be added here shortly.

This new one day course will be delivered by experts in the NHS Pharmaceutical Microbiology field.

Course Director: 
John Rhodes
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Consultant, Stockton

Organising team and speakers:

Linda Musker, QA Specialist, Specialist Pharmacy Service North
Mark Oldcorne, All Wales QA Pharmacist, Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Vikki Robbins, Senior Analyst R&D QCNW (Liverpool), The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals
Vicky Tickle, Head Microbiologist, Stockton Quality Control Laboratory
Bernie Sanders, Regional QA Specialist East Midlands, Nottingham University Hospitals


The course fee includes cost of tuition, course materials, lunch and light refreshments. 

Venue to be confirmed

Accommodation is not included in the course fee. 

Monday night accommodation 
The University has negotiated a 20% discount on a small number of rooms at the Village Hotel the evening prior to the course (Monday 17 September) on a bed and breakfast basis for those who wish to travel the evening before the course. These rooms are subject to availability and sold on a first come first served basis. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel using the University discount code (PRO20A) of 20% (applicable on the live rates at the time of booking) which can be used either online by accessing www.village-hotels.co.uk or by calling Central reservation on 01925 873 284

If you wish to receive a list of alternative hotels close to the course venue or in Leeds City Centre please email us at cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk 

Katie Warner
Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

T: +44 (0)113 343 8104

E: cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk