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MLT 152 - Clinical Microbiology 2

Credits: 5
3 Lecture Hours 6 Lab Hours

Prerequisites: MLT 151  

This course focuses on the isolation and identification of microorganisms causing disease (pathogens). Topics include microbes, specimen collection, normal flora, characterization of specific pathogens, biochemical tests, susceptibility testing and determining the pathogenicity of organisms. This course requires a per credit health career fee; Check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline the basic concepts of general microbiology.
  2. Perform tests and identify clinically important bacteria.
  3. Explain the clinical importance of pathogenic microbes.
  4. Identify organisms in all laboratory exercises.
  5. Explain the importance of clinical microbiology.
Listed Topics
  1. General microbiology, bacterial cell structure, metabolism and physiology
  2. Infectious disease process
  3. Normal flora and quality control
  4. Safety in the microbiology laboratory, infection control
  5. Pathogenic bacteria
  6. Collection of specimens and susceptibility testing
  7. Miscellaneous organisms
  8. Professionalism
Reference Materials
Lecture and discussion, textbook reading assignments, audiovisual methods, laboratory exercises, handouts, etc.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 04/15/2010

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