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BIOL2266 – Diagnostic Microbiology pdf

Credits: 5 (4/1/0)
Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area 3. This course is the study of microorganisms of medical importance in relationship to disease and diagnosis. This course also emphasizes identification of bacteria in patient specimens, specimen collection and antimicrobial susceptibility testing, as well as introducing virology, mycology, parasitology and immunology. The laboratory covers basic techniques of identification of normal flora, pathogenic bacteria, fungi and parasites, including morphology, classification and cultivation of bacteria. Each student will be required to identify bacterial unknowns in broth. The course has four hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: Assessment into or successful completion of ENGL 1101 or college level writing equivalent.
Corequisites: (None)
Competencies:
  1. Examine host-microbe interactions.
  2. Investigate the diversity of pathogenic microorganisms.
  3. Recommend methods to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases.
  4. Evaluate the importance of immunization protocols.
  5. Assess methods and limitations of antimicrobial agents to control pathogenic microorganisms in humans.
  6. Evaluate the importance of proper patient specimen collection and transport.
  7. Compare laboratory methods used to identify microorganisms.
  8. Compare various staining techniques.
  9. Recommend specimen, media, and incubation requirements for various microorganisms and specimens.
  10. Diagnose microorganisms using case studies.
  11. Evaluate the importance of using aseptic technique and Standard Precautions in the medical setting.
  12. Perform various diagnostic procedures in the laboratory such as culture, staining techniques, and biochemical tests to identify known and unknown microorganisms.
  13. Identify protozoa and helminth parasites from prepared specimens.
  14. Identify fungi from prepared specimens.
  15. Perform culture and testing techniques to identify unknown microorganisms from broth cultures.
MnTC goal areas:
  • (3) Natural Sciences

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