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Last approved: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:17:51 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:15:57 GMT

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Clinical Parasitology and Mycology Laboratory
Parasitology and Mycology Lab
Fall 2015
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MLS 4115 - Parasitology and Mycology


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Practical experience in the identification of medically significant parasites and fungi.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Use appropriate aseptic technique when performing laboratory procedures 2. Employ proper microscopic techniques to identify parasites and fungi presented in the laboratory course 3. Discuss the following characteristics of the parasites and fungi presented in the course: a. Pathogenicity b. Types of infections produced c. Epidemiologic factors relating to disease d. Specimen types submitted to the laboratory in order to diagnose a specific disease e. Use of preservatives to ensure specimen suitability f. Macroscopic and/or microscopic methods to visualize organisms in clinical material g. Culture media and atmospheric conditions necessary for growth 4. Manipulate mold cultures to create slides for microscopic evaluation 5. Interpret routine stains for microscopic identification 6. Perform essential laboratory tests to identify parasites and fungi 7. Use appropriate terminology to describe parasitic and fungal features 8. Perform cultural, biochemical and serologic tests commonly performed in clinical laboratories according to established clinical procedures 9. Discuss the principle and general procedures involved in each test performed in the laboratory 10. Assess laboratory data to correctly identify organisms in clinical specimens when given the source of the clinical specimen 11. Practice appropriate quality control procedures when performing laboratory tests
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This is a new hands on lab course for the blended MLS program that corresponds to the MLS 4115 didactic parasitology and mycology course
twilson (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:23:04 GMT): Rollback: Please enter a course in the prerequisite field. If the course is limited to majors only, this need to be entered in the "Course Restrictions" field
twilson (Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:04:39 GMT): Rollback: please add co-reqs
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