Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing (five day course)

Course overview

What will I learn?
This is a five-day CPD course which will be delivered with presentations, group discussions and practical sessions illustrating the principles of pharmaceutical medical gas testing. There will be an assessment at the end of the course.

How will I benefit?
You’ll benefit from:

  • practical testing with a range of different equipment

  • being able to troubleshoot and assess defective systems

  • experienced tutors offering active assistance

  • positive team building activities.

A short written assessment is undertaken at the end of the course. There will also be a work based practice report to be completed.

Reassessment course
There will be a two day refresher and reassessment course taking place in November 2019 which is specifically designed for those who require the formal assessment of competency under HTM 02-01.

Course structure

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate a knowledge of relevant HTM 02 and Permit to Work relating to medical gases

  • demonstrate a knowledge of health and safety relating to medical gases

  • demonstrate a knowledge of medical gases production and properties, and the application of GMP to medical gas production

  • demonstrate a knowledge of uses and clinical risks associated with medical gases

  • make critical assessment on health and safety issues such as OES, MEL and STEL

  • identify and resolve problems associated with medical gas systems

  • interpret test results of medical gas systems and take appropriate actions

  • identify and resolve any problems associated with testing equipment document relevant activities and interventions

Who should attend?

This course will be suitable for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with experience and responsibilities for, or an interest in, medical gas testing. It is essential for those who wish to register as QC (MGPS) under the HTM 02-01.

Please note, if you are enquiring/registering specifically to follow through to registration as a medical gas tester you will also need to satisfy the criteria laid out in the HTM i.e. be a graduate who is eligible for membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) or the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

Reassessment course
There will be a two day refresher and reassessment course taking place in November 2019 which is specifically designed for those who require the formal assessment of competency under HTM 02-01.

What our delegates say

"Great course, very informative with a good mix of presentations and practicals"

“Very comprehensive course and speakers were very knowledgeable"

"Opportunity to learn from other’s practice invaluable and received excellent advice on specific concerns"

Speakers

Course director:
Theresa Hughes QC (MGPS) & QA Specialist, NHS Reading

Please download the course programme to view a full list of speakers. 

Fee information

£1175 

Fees are VAT exempt

Fees include:

  • cost of tuition

  • course materials

  • lunches

  • light refreshments

  • course dinner on Tuesday evening

View our terms and conditions

Venue details

The course will be held at Midland Medical Services Ltd, Rowley Regis, West Midlands, B65 9BY on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Day five (Friday) will take place at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley, DY5 1UR, a short distance away. Full directions to the venues will be included within the delegate joining instructions.

Please note, Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is approximately 5 miles from Midland Medical Services and delegates are responsible for making their own way to the course venue Monday – Thursday.

Accommodation

Bed and breakfast accommodation can be booked on behalf of delegates at the Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley, DY5 1UR if required. All rooms are double for sole occupancy and have en-suite facilities.

Please note, Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill Dudley is approximately 5 miles from Midland Medical Services and delegates are responsible for making their own way to the course venue Monday – Thursday.

We have negotiated the following bed and breakfast rates:

  • Sunday 2 February 2020 £86 per night

  • Monday 3 – Thursday 6 February 2020 £103 per night

Contact us

Harriet Wills – Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
University of Leeds,
Leeds
LS2 9JT

T: +44 (0)113 343 2494

E: cpd@healthcare.leeds.ac.uk

Accreditation

The Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing course has been jointly organised by the University of Leeds and:

NHS
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PTQA
Manchester University