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Clinical Microbiology II Laboratory
Clinical Microbiology II Lab
Fall 2015
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MLS 4124 - Clinical Microbiology II


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Practical experience using patient samples commonly submitted to the microbiology laboratory. Current diagnostic techniques and identification systems used in clinical practice. Principles, procedures, techniques, and data interpretation for the isolation and identification of clinically significant organisms from patient specimens.
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to: • Explain the use of aseptic technique when performing laboratory procedures • Differentiate organisms based on Gram reaction, microscopic and colonial morphology, and biochemical and antigenic characteristics • Perform cultural, biochemical and serologic tests common to the clinical laboratory according to established clinical procedures • Discuss the principle and general procedures involved in each test performed in the microbiology laboratory • Select appropriate media and test procedures according to the patient specimen type • Assess laboratory data to correctly identify organisms in clinical specimens when given the source of the clinical specimen • Explain appropriate quality control procedures when performing laboratory tests • Correlate the laboratory diagnosis of various microorganisms with the infectious disease process • Identify the major organisms for which samples from each of the following body sites are submitted for bacteriologic culture and the type of specimen that should be submitted: a. Urinary tract b. Central Nervous System c. Peripheral blood d. Intestinal tract e. Genital tract f. Throat or nasopharynx g. Lung • Evaluate laboratory data to identify the pathogenic organisms found in samples from each of the following body sites using appropriate clinical procedures: a. Throat b. Urinary tract c. Intestinal tract d. Central Nervous System e. Skin or wounds f. Peripheral blood g. Lung • Perform Quality Control procedures for reagents, media and equipment utilized in the laboratory • Compare and contrast among the organisms identified on the basis of the following criteria: a. Gram stain appearance b. Colonial morphology on the various media inoculated c. Biochemical test results d. Serological test results
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This course is a hands-on lab course that will be taught along with the MLS 4124 Clinical Microbiology II didactic, online course in the blended MLS program.
twilson (Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:23:33 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 20:04:50 GMT): Rollback: please add co-reqs
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