Microbiology and Molecular Biology
 

Clinical Microbiology

Clinical Microbiology
Approaches to laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.
MMBIO
407
 Hours4.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 6.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesMMBIO 261; Admission to the Medical Laboratory Science program.
 TaughtWinter
 ProgramsContaining MMBIO 407
Course Outcomes: 

Laboratory tests and diagnostics

Gain familiarity with the medically important bacteria and fungi by performing the full range of clinical laboratory tests in Microbiology (Prepare, examine and interpret gram stained smears of microorganisms, streak appropriate media for isolation of microorganisms, interpret stains, growth patterns, and biochemical reactions to aid in the identification of microbial organisms) and play a role in the development and evaluation of test systems and interpretive algorithms

Test Systems Development and Evaluation

Have diverse responsibilities in areas of analysis and clinical decision-making, regulatory compliance with applicable regulations, education, and quality assurance/performance. Demonstrate improvement wherever laboratory testing is researched, developed, or performed. Be able to design experiments, with appropriate controls, to test various hypotheses in clinical Microbiology.

Effective Communication

Possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences for the following:

  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education
  • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information

Laboratory Management and Organization

Possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences for the following:

  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education
  • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information

Information Processing and Management Systems

Possess basic knowledge, skills, and relevant experiences for the following:

  • Communications to enable consultative interactions with members of the healthcare team, external relations, customer service, and patient education
  • Financial, operations, marketing, and human resource management of the clinical laboratory to enable cost-effective, high-quality, value-added laboratory services
  • Information management to enable effective, timely, accurate, and cost-effective reporting of laboratory-generated information