Level 7

Microbiology

2 days

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Level 7 Microbiology - 2 Day Course

£600

Our intensive 2 day Microbiology course offers laboratory-based tuition in a range of techniques essential for any microbiology researcher.

This course includes:

  • Media prep and sterilisation
  • Growth curves of E. coli and B. subtilis with calculations of growth kinetics
  • Use of seed cultures to make dilution series and perform viable counts
  • Use of selective media to isolate microbes from a mixed culture
  • Isolation of thermophilic bacteria from soil
  • Cultivation of the rapidly-growing halophile Vibrio natriegens
  • Optimisation of growth media
  • Cell staining and microscopy
  • Calculations, statistical evaluation and graphing of growth data using R

Prerequisites

  • This course introduces essential practical Microbiology skills however students attending any of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses must be confident and competent in a laboratory setting. Thus, a questionnaire must be completed prior to the commencement of your course to ensure you are able to meet the required competencies.   
  • If you do not yet possess the necessary lab skills, you need to attend our 1 day ‘Introduction to laboratory skills’ course or the 5 days ‘Essential Laboratory Techniques’ course before commencing this course.  

Our full course description for Level 7 Microbiology is coming soon. Please check back soon or email student.services@biograd.co.uk for more information.

All our courses can be booked by paying a deposit and using a payment plan over 1,6 or 12 months if required. For more information please contact our Administration Team via email on: student.services@biograd.co.uk or through the contact form here.

Students attending any of our Level 4-6 and Level 7 courses must be confident and competent in a working laboratory. You must be able to walk in and start work selecting correct pipettes and tips, making molar solutions and serial dilutions to attend these courses. A questionnaire must be completed prior to commencement of your course to ensure you are able to meet these required competencies. If you do not yet possess the necessary skills, we recommend you attend one of our 1 day ‘Laboratory Skills’ courses prior to booking this course.

Our courses are under constant review to ensure they remain inline with current protocols within the NHS, research and industry. This means that course content may change.

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