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MLS 4123 : Clinical Microbiology I
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Medical Laboratory Science (MLS)
Programs referencing this course
MLS-BSHS: Medical Laboratory Science
MLS-UC: Medical Laboratory Science
MMLS-MINOR: Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science
MMLS-UC: Microbiology for Medical Laboratory Science
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In The Catalog Description:
MLS 4164 : Clinical Microbiology Practicum
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Integrated Health Sciences (IHS)
Long Course Title
Clinical Microbiology I
Short Course Title
Clinical Microbiology I
Number of Credits
Default Grading Method
Repeatable for Credit?
BISC 1115 and BISC 1125; and HSCI 3106
Frequency of Offering
Are there Course Equivalents?
Are Fees Applicable?
Explanation and Description of Fees
This course uses a remote proctor service
Are Additional Resources Required?
Explanation of Additional Resources
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Describe any Sources of Additional Funding
Principles of clinical microbiology with emphasis on pathogenic characteristics, isolation, and identification of bacteria and viruses related to human disease; theoretical approach to the current diagnostic techniques and identification systems used in clinical practice; disease causation, specimen collection and handling, laboratory identification, and treatment of medically significant bacteria and viruses. For prerequisites BISC 1115/BISC 1125 an equivalent biology course and for HSCI 3106 an equivalent general microbiology course may be substituted at the instructor's discretion. Proctor fee.
1. Discuss the following characteristics of the bacteria and viruses: a. Pathogenicity (the ability to cause disease) b. Types of infections produced - areas of the body invaded. c. Epidemiological and immune factors relating to disease (geography, age, race, presence of other diseases or immunodeficiency’s, etc.) d. Type of specimen that should be submitted to the laboratory to diagnose a specific disease. e. The use of preservatives to insure specimen suitability. f. Macroscopic and microscopic methods to visualize the organism in clinical material g. Biochemical and serological test reactions h. Cultivation methods 2. Differentiate the pathogenic and normal flora of the human body. 3. Describe mechanisms of pathogenicity. 4. Illustrate the routes of infection for each infectious agent discussed. 5. Correlate the organism with the disease or pathologic manifestation 6. Evaluate laboratory methods for collection, transport and identification bacteria and viruses. 7. Evaluate clinical history, colonial/cellular morphology, biochemical and serological reactions to definitively identify and distinguish causative agents of infectious diseases. 8. Compare and contrast the safety measures necessary for working with bacteria and viruses. 9. Differentiate anti-bacterial and anti-viral agents used in therapy for bacterial and viral infections
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MLS 4112_Clin Micro I.docx
Explanation of how the course differs from similar GW courses
This course focuses on the diagnostic methods used in the Clinical Microbiology laboratory to diagnose infectious disease in humans.
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