ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Use Standard Laboratory Techniques Correctly

Available dates

Dec 8—12, 2019
5 days
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
USD 3300
USD 660 per day


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About the course

This 5 days course covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • Collect and prepare samples
  • Conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialized tests and measurements using manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques
  • Define and solve problems of limited complexity where the information available is less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning
  • Generally work in a team and may have responsibility for their own work outputs

Course Outline

Day 1

Pre Test


  • What is Quality?
  • Quality Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

Standard Operating Procedures

  • Definition
  • Initiating a SOP
  • Preparation of SOPs
  • Administration, Distribution, Implementation
  • Laboratory notebook
  • Relativization as encouragement

Day 2

Organization and Personnel in Laboratory

  • Function and aims of the institute
  • Scope of the laboratory
  • Organigram
  • Description of processes
  • Job descriptions, personnel records, job allocation, replacement of staff
  • Education and training of staff
  • Introduction of new staff

Facilities & Safety

  • Housing facilities
  • Safety
  • Admittance to the laboratory

Day 3

Materials: Apparatus, Reagents, Samples

  • Introduction
  • Apparatus
  • Reagents
  • Samples
  • SOPs

Basic Statistical Tools

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • Basic Statistics
  • Statistical Tests

Day 4

Quality of Analytical Procedures

  • Introduction
  • Calibration Graphs
  • Blanks and Detection Limit
  • Types of sample Material
  • Validation of Own Procedures
  • Drafting an Analytical Procedure
  • Research Plan

Internal Quality Control of Data

  • Introduction
  • Rounding and Significant figures
  • Control charts
  • Preparation of a Control Sample
  • Complaints
  • Troubleshooting
  • LIMS

Day 5

External Quality Control of Data

  • Introduction
  • Check-analyses by another laboratory
  • Inter laboratory sample and data exchange program
  • Organization
  • Quality audit

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for all technical assistants, lab technicians, lab instrument lab operators, chemists, analysts, R&D and QA/QA and other laboratory professionals.

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