We provide here a laboratory resource suitable for teachers, lecturers, technicians and senior students. The resource comprises instruction sheets for many of the basic microbiological techniques used throughout the various Biology courses within the Scottish Curriculum.
Teachers and technicians will find this a useful resource for preparation and disposal of microbiological materials for CfE Levels 3 and 4, National 4, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Biology.
Instructions are provided for single techniques and may be used 'stand-alone'. Many of the techniques described are based on training materials developed initially to support the 'Strathclyde Code of Practice' as adopted by the majority of Scottish Education Authorities. That Code of Practice (now in its 3rd Edition [revised 2012]) is essentially a set of preventive and protective measures derived from outcomes of model risk assessments. The information provided here may in turn be regarded as a set of preventive and protective measures resulting from a process of risk assessment.
Microbiological Techniques Films
Here you will find a set of short films each demonstrating a particular technique. The films should be used in conjunction with the microbiological techniques instruction sheets.