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Southampton Education School

CLEAPSS Supporting Safe Practical Microbiology Event

CLEAPSS course
09:30 - 16:00
15 February 2019
Worthing College, 1 Sandition Way, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 9FD

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Mathematics and Science Learning Centre on 023 8059 8810 or email .

Event details

Do you lack confidence/experience in providing for school microbiology? This intensive course covers all the essentials of health and safety and aseptic technique that are necessary for safe and effective KS3, GCSE and A level microbiology practicals. The course is hands-on so you will gain confidence as you practice the skills during the day. Suitable for: Technicians and Teachers. Course led by Stephanie Shaw and Helen Jackson.

What will the course include?

  • health and safety aspects to comply with the COSHH regulations
  • skills required to provide safe equipment and practicals
  • safety aspects when culturing unknown environmental microbes
  • safe sub-culturing of microbes for student use in lessons
  • dealing with spillages of contaminated materials
  • ideas for safe and successful practical activities
  • disposal

All agar plates and slopes made on the course can be taken away to watch the cultures develop.

Course Fee: £125 per person attending

This is for a full day of professional development, all CLEAPSS course resources, lunch and refreshments.

CLEAPSS courses are intended for CLEAPSS members – if you are uncertain about your membership please contact CLEAPSS on 01895 251496. An additional charge may be payable for non-members attending courses.


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