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BIOL2265 – Diagnostic Microbiology pdf

Credits: 4 (3/1/0)
Description: Meets MNTC Goal Area 3. This course discusses microorganisms of medical importance in relationship to disease and diagnosis, emphasizing identification of common pathogenic bacteria, fungi, yeast and parasites, specimen collection and introducing virology and immunology. Laboratory covers basic techniques including reasons for specimen rejection, identification of normal flora and pathogens, morphology, classification and culturing of bacteria, identification of bacterial unknowns, fungi and parasites.
Prerequisites: Assessment into or successful completion of ENGL 1101 or college level reading and writing equivalent.
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Demonstrate laboratory safety and use of Standard Precautions.
  2. Evaluate quality assurance and quality control as they pertain to microbiology.
  3. Evaluate specimen acceptability.
  4. Identify normal flora and pathogenic bacteria from patient specimens and/or prepared specimens.
  5. Identify various parasites from patient specimens and/or prepared specimens.
  6. Identify various fungi from patient specimens and/or prepared specimens.
  7. Correlate patient test results with health and disease states.
  8. Compare and contrast general characteristics, morphology and classification of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
  9. Perform diagnostic microbiology techniques such as culture, staining techniques, and biochemical tests to identify known and unknown microorganisms.
  10. Compare and contrast various isolation media used in laboratory testing.
  11. Examine host-microbe interactions.
  12. Recommend methods to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
  13. Evaluate the importance of immunization protocols.
  14. Compare and contrast basic microbiology techniques.
  15. Diagnose microorganisms and disease states using case studies.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (3) Natural Sciences

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