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MLS 304. Fundamentals of Medical Microbiology

Credits: 1-7
Department: Medical Laboratory Science
Description: Theory and appplication of isolation and identification techniques performed in the medical microbiology laboratory. May be repeated. Grading option is S/U or letter grade, depending on clinical affiliate.
Prerequisites: MLS 200
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Grading Method: ABCDF
Lab: Lab

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Perform and interpret routine microbiology diagnostic tests using appropriate procedures, instrumentation, standards, controls and computer applications during pre-analytic, analytic and post-analytic phases allowing for the identification of 90% of the usually occurring bacteria.
2. Demonstrate competency in routine cultures (urine, respiratory, blood, and stool) as well as miscellaneous cultures such as abscess, wound, genital, and body fluids.
3. Operate microscopes efficiently.
4. Follow proper technique preparing and Gram staining isolates.
5. Correlate the laboratory tests to disease processes.

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