MLT 210 - Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory
A comprehensive study of diagnostic methods for identification of normal and pathogenic microorganisms from clinical materials by appropriate laboratory techniques. Emphasis on cultural, microscopic and biochemical characteristics, clinical significance, collecting and processing of clinical specimens, diagnostic tests, and susceptibility tests.
Prior or Concurrent: CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology
2 Class Hours, 4 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. Perform all basic procedures generally done in the clinical microbiology laboratory using aseptic techniques, including selection of media, Gram staining, isolating organisms, performing biochemical and serological identifications, and antibicrobial susceptibility testing.
4. Evaluate cultures and direct microscopic examinations of human specimens to identify the host and microbial elements and to indicate the clinical significance of those elements.
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