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BIOL3680 - Clinical Microbiology Lab
Spring 2013

This course covers the classification, identification, and pathology of disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses, rickettsiae, chlamydiae, and parasites. Major emphasis is on performance of microbiological procedures such as sterilization, collection and preparation of specimens, culturing methods, media preparation, staining techniques, antibiotic susceptibility testing, and identification of commonly cultured bacteria. The purpose of this course is to prepare the student for performing microbiological procedures in a real laboratory setting. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain infections; types and transmission, identify principles of sterilization and disinfection, name and describe the parts of a bacterial cell, explain requirements for cultivation of bacteria and describe procedures and sources or error for collecting throat specimens, sputum, urine for culture, feces, wound specimens, blood for culture, and others. Co-requisite: BIOL3670
1 Credits

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