This section describes the skills and training sessions that I have received as a way of enhancing my working and execution of daily duties.
Attending a MatLab Expo at Silverstone, Northamptonshire - UK
This 5 day course was organised by the East and Southern Africa Laboratory Managers Association in March 2016.
I attended this course in November 2015 conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency. It covered:
- Concept of Operation
- Radiation Detection Overview
- Procedures on the use of Polimaster Personal Radiation Detector (PRD)
- Procedure on the use of the RadEye PRD
- Procedures on the use of the Radiation Identifier Device (RID)
- Procedures on the use of Portable Radiation Scanners (PRS) - Backpack
- Monitoring procedures for Vehicles, People, Packages and Vehicles
- Radiological Assessment System
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) was a training I recieved at Ministry of Internal Affairs (Uganda), facilitated by LabWare International (LabWare) in June 2014.This was to enhance smooth operations within the organisations to ensure a smooth chain of custody. This system is applicable to organisations involved in reciept of samples or patients for easy traceability. I recieved a certificate as a super user with ability to train others on how to use the system.
This three day course was organised by the Center for International Legal Cooperation (CILC) in December 2013. It was intended for the technical personnel in the Justice, Law and Order Sector in Uganda.
Quality Management System (QMS) is a requirement for safe and successful operations for all institutions though the standards differ depending on scope of activities. The first training I recieved was when I worked with Abacua Parenteral Drugs as we prepared for ISO 9001-2008 certification. Though this training was informal, it was thorough as per the requirements for drug manufacturing companies and I learnt a lot. Other trainings were as I worked with Ministry of Internal Affairs (in their Forensic Laboratory). These semi-formal trainings were specific to testing organisations and to some extent calibration agencies as we prepared for ISO 17025 accreditation. I was awarded certificates for successful completion.
Training of Trainers (TOT) was a training I recieved as a supervisor of Intravenous infusion manufacturing at Abacua Parenteral Drugs Limited (APDL). It involved several sessions of how to manage a training for new staff or a general training for the entire organisation. I was awarded a certificate upon successful completion.
I have been trained on several occassions in Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) both at work and education institutuins. The first semi-formal training was in 2009 as I worked with Abacua Parenteral Drugs Limited. I recieved a 200 hour training on Occupational SHE and I was awarded a certificate for successful completion. I have also undergone self-paced on-line SHE training at Cranfield University with certificates upon successful completion.
I have also recieved several informal SHE training on various occassions with all the employers I worked with.
During my research as a PhD student at Cranfield University, I have been given several trainings some of which lead to award of certificates while others were only for skills enhancement on attendance. Those where I recieved certificates include, ErgoWize, Fire Safety Essentials, Health and Safety Induction, Manual Handling, and Slips, Trips & Falls. Other courses I attended include, Visio-creating diagrams, MatLab, SPSS, Skills for academic research, Time Management and creating a Data Management Plan for research. All these have enhanced my output potentials, creativity and effectiveness.