Statistics for Microbiologists

Including ISO 16140

Statistics for industry has been providing training for microbiologists for over 30 years. Their courses are  renowned for their practical approach with experienced and enthusiastic tutors who pride themselves in explaining methods simply.

This three-day course is designed specifically for those carrying out microbial analysis in industry, research and public authority laboratories. Theory is kept to a minimum and focus is on the practical relevance to your work. You will get hands-on experience of analysing data using up-to-date software packages and will leave confident of your ability to use the methods back at your workplace. There are also free problem-solving and consultancy sessions during the course - bring along your problems and data challenges from your work and the tutors will be happy to give you free advice.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Estimate and reduce errors due to methods and sampling
  • Estimate repeatability and reproducibility
  • Choose a suitable sampling strategy
  • Successfully validate test methods to ISO 18140
  • Test whether differences between samples are significant
  • Compare traditional and rapid emthods for colony counting
  • Estimate bacterial density at different dilutions
  • Set up and apply control charts
  • Understand the design and analysis of proficiency trials
  • Understand the requirements of ISO 16140

This course will now be run online from 8-10 December 2020. for more information visit the S4I website here, or contact S4i directly at [email protected]

You may also be interested in an SfAM book aimed primarily at microbiologists who are undertaking research and require a basic knowledge of statistics to analyse their experimental data.  You can purchase Statistical Analysis in Microbiology by Richard Armstrong here.