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MLS 404. Clinical Microbiology

Credits: 1-9
Department: Medical Laboratory Science
Description: Cultivation, isolation, and identification of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses; determination of sensitivity to antimicrobial agents; clinical correlations to disease states; principles of asepsis; environmental monitoring; quality control.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: Special course fee TBD., Special Course Fee

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Perform and interpret normal and abnormal microbiology tests using appropriate manual procedures, instrumentation, standards, controls and computer applications during pre-analytic, analytic, and post-analytic phases.
2. Correlate laboratory test results to disease processes and determine related physiology.
3. Evaluate quality control results and recommend necessary actions.
4. Apply critical thinking skills to solve case studies.






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