CLT 209 L - Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory
An overview of the basic clinical microbiology techniques, including collection and processing of clinical specimens, media used for isolation and identification of organisms common to human flora, aseptic techniques, staining procedures, susceptibility testing, and isolation techniques. This course also includes a review of the main components and functions of the human immune system.
Prior or Concurrent: CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology
3 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Follow proper safety guidelines in the microbiology laboratory at all times.
2. Demonstrate logical approaches to problem solving by identifying unknown cultures.
3. Describe the elements which comprise the immune system and summarize the mechanisms of the human immune system.
4. Discuss in general terms the biological mechanisms of immunizations, immunological screening for congenital infections, and evaluation of immune abnormalities.
5. Perform procedures in the laboartory using aseptic techniques, including selection of media, Gram staining, isolating organisms, performing biochemical and serological identifications, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, evaluating smears, and culturing and evaluating cultures of human specimens.
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