The teaching of such an important subject as microbiology cannot be achieved effectively without enhancing the theory with hands on experience in the laboratory.
All microbiology investigations require the user to adopt good microbiology practice. Whenever working with organisms there are practical procedures to ensure safe transfer and avoid contamination, which are common to most activities. These include aseptic technique, flaming loops and bottles, handling and labelling agar plates, incubation and storage and disposal and disinfection. (see Basic Practical Microbiology: A Manual published by the SGM for further information.)
Safety issues which need to be considered before carrying out practical microbiology.
How to assess risk before carrying out practical microbiology work.
Good microbiological laboratory practice (GMLP)
What is GMLP and why is it necessary?
How to manage spills safely.