Applied OOS Results Investigation

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Course summary

  • Duration: 1 day for face-to-face | Total of 6.5 hours over 2 days for Virtual Classroom course
  • Experience level: Advanced
  • Type: Generic, applicable to all disciplines
  • Teaching method: Face-to-face OR online via live video, with case studies
  • Scheduled course venue: The Open University | Other venues | Virtual Classroom
  • Online/onsite/in-house/offsite availability: Arrange this course just for you
  • Scheduled course price: £405 + VAT per delegate
  • Course discount: RSC and CAMS members receive a 20% discount on this course in 2020*

What will you learn on this course?

This is a pragmatic and practical guide to the process of investigating atypical and out-of-specification results in a GMP-compliant laboratory.

  • What is a Reportable Value?
  • What is the difference between Out of Specification, Out of Trend, and Atypical results?
  • How do you systematically investigate Out of Specification results?
  • What is the consequence of not following the prescribed systematic procedure?
  • How do you investigate a hypothesis?
  • How do you assign a root cause?
  • What action do you take?

Learning outcomes

  • You will learn how to plan and undertake an investigation within the constraints of a GMP regulated environment
  • You will understand the need for a pre-defined, sequential, investigation process
  • You will understand the adverse consequence of not following the pre-defined process
  • You will be able to plan and conduct an investigation into an OOS result
  • You will be able to propose and test hypotheses, assign a root cause, and propose and implement appropriate corrective and preventative actions

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for laboratory analysts who are moving into a GMP-regulated environment or into a Quality Assurance role, or for pharmaceutical regulators or compliance managers who want a broad understanding of laboratory QA systems. Although this course is not technique-specific, and applies to both chemical and microbiological analysis, the worked examples assume knowledge of the principles of gas chromatography or liquid chromatography (or have attended the Complete GC & GC-MS or the Practical Essentials of GC & GC-MS; or the Complete HPLC & LC-MS or the Practical Essentials of HPLC & LC-MS) and familiarity with common laboratory terminology. Previous experience of working to GMP is an advantage, but not essential.

Course discounts

*Discount applicable when booked at least one month in advance (for Face-to-Face courses) or 24 hours in advance (for Virtual Classroom courses), membership number is required. Discounts cannot be combined and are only applicable to courses both organised and run by Anthias Consulting Ltd.

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) members receive a discount of 20% for this course in 2020
  • Community for Analytical Measurement Science (CAMS) members receive a discount of 20% for this course in 2020

How to book this course

Feedback from previous attendees

"Great! (I enjoyed) all."  Mohammed Alharbi, Senior Pharmacist, Saudi Food & Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia (Bespoke training, December 2018).

"(I enjoyed) the course discussions."  (Bespoke training, December 2018).