CLS405 Clinical Microbiology
Lead Faculty: Mr. Philip Payne
Course DescriptionThe Clinical Microbiology course is a comprehensive course which will cover major groups of pathogenic bacteria,fungi, parasites, and Mycobacteria. Students will learn correct safety procedures ,differentiate BSLandapos;s, disinfection techniques,and BSC use. Study current trends in antibiotic use and their applications.Additionally study of human parasitic disease and Mycobacterial disease will be covered.
- Differentiate the major groups of bacteria.
- Differentiate a variety of diagnostic tests and their results to distinguish pathogenic from comensal organisms.
- Identify appropriate safety measures used by workers in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.
- Describe the testing procedures for evaluating antimicrobial suseptibility testing.
- Describe the major pathogenic fungi ,the disease processes they cause, and differential morphological features of each.
- Describe the techniques used to identify yeast phase and mycelial phase fungi.
- Name the major human parasitic organisms, including round worms, flat worms, insects, protozoa, and blood parasites.
- Select the correct diagnostic tests used to isolate and identify human parasitic organisms.
- Select the diagnostic tests used to identify Mycobacteria, including colonial morphology, biochemical tests, anti-Mycobacterial drug testing, and expected patterns of sensitivity/ resistance.