Good Laboratory Practice

2 ECTS / Semester / Português

Objectives and competences

Knowledge of the general rules of working in a laboratory
Knowledge of the general rules of working safely in a laboratory
Knowledge of the general rules of working safely in a chemical and microbiological laboratory
Understanding and distinguishing the concepts of risk and hazard
Application of “Good Practices” in laboratory work
Correct use of materials and equipment in current use in chemical and microbiological laboratories


Teaching Methodologies

The course is divided into theoretical-practical (TP) and laboratory (PL) classes.
Works performed in the PL classes illustrate the concepts and examples presented and discussed in the TP classes.



Safety in microbiology and chemistry laboratories
Demonstration of the organisation of microbiology and chemistry laboratories
Behavior rules in microbiology and chemistry laboratories
Demonstration of the use of safety equipment
Needs of working in aseptic conditions
Bacterial enumeration techniques
The use of the microscope
Basic techniques for characterization of microorganisms
Good practices in the chemistry laboratory
Water used in the laboratory
Laboratory operations
            Weighing (use of analytical balance)
                            Preparation of solutions


Associate Professor
Graduate of Universidade Católica Portuguesa with a B.Sc. in Food Engineering and a PhD in Biotechnology. Associate Professor with Aggregation at Escola…
Full Professor
PhD in Biotechnology (special in Chemistry) from the Portuguese Catholic University. Degree in Chemistry from the University of Porto. António Rangel is a…
Senior Technician
Graduated in Biochemistry by the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra. Post-graduate in Food Safety and Master in Food Science and…
Degree in Biochemistry - specialization in Food Industries from the Science Faculty of the University of Porto in 2005. PhD in Biotechnology - specialization in…
Senior Technician
Graduated in Chemistry - Scientific area (1988) by Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto and post-graduated in Food Safety (2001) by Escola Superior de…
Tânia Ribas Vaz Pedro has a PhD in Biotechnology and a degree in Microbiology from Escola superior de Biotecnologia of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa…
Senior Technician
Instrumentation Engineering and Industrial Quality from the Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) and master’s degree in biotechnology and…
She has a Ph.D. in Biotechnology (Microbiology area, 2015), a master's degree in Food Science and Technology (2008) and a degree in Microbiology (2004) from…
PhD in Biology – Specialization Molecular Biology and Genetics – at Universidade de Aveiro, in collaboration with the Technical University of Berlin and…
Clara Sousa is Graduated and Master in Chemistry (Faculty of Sciences of Porto University-FCUP) and in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Faculty of Pharmacy of Porto…