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Get your microbiology up to speed!

There was never a more important time in the history of the SA food industry to put more focus on microbiology knowledge in the factory. Recognising this, Pretoria University is offering a very useful and practical online short course.

The short Online Course in Food Microbiology will not only provide learners with an in-depth understanding of the general principles of microbiology – with a specific focus on micro-organisms and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that affect their growth in food – but will also equip them with the practical skills and knowledge of its application in the food industry and the prevention of contaminants in food production and/or preservation.

The course also provides critical insights in the most recent developments and studies in food pathogens, toxins and microbial contaminants in order to produce and distribute safe food products.

Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
• understand the major morphological differences between bacteria, yeasts moulds and viruses in food;
• understand how bacteria multiply and identify the different phases of the bacterial growth curve;
• identify and understand the factors that affect the survival of bacteria, and;
• identify the primary sources of micro-organisms in food;
• understand how bacteria multiply and identify the different phases of the bacterial growth curve;
• identify and understand the factors that affect the survival of bacteria, and;
• identify the primary sources of micro-organisms in food.

Entry requirements:
Prospective delegates should at least have a minimum of one year’s formal tertiary education and/or have received adequate exposure to microbiology or food sciences in their work environment.

Course cost: R5,800

Next enrolment: 1 September 2019

For inquiries and enrolment, click here…

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