Microbiology Refresher 1: Basic Principles Of Microbiology
Microbiology Refresher 1: Basic Principles Of Microbiology (4920-09)
Refresh your theory and knowledge of key principles and procedures in microbiology.
Version Date: May 2009
PEP hours: 23
CPS/ART credits: 0
- Differentiate the essential demographic and clinical information required for the accessioning, prioritizing, and processing of clinical microbiology specimens
- Explain the different types of culture media in routine use and apply how they are selected and used in the processing of clinical specimens
- Summarize the specimen collection process and identify the appropriate culture media used to inoculate clinical specimens
- Predict the appropriate atmospheric requirements for incubating inoculated culture media
- Examine the various parts of the compound microscope in order to use the information obtained when examining microscopic preparations
- Integrate the appropriate steps involved in the preparation, staining, examination, and reporting of microorganisms from microscopic preparations
- Distinguish between the various bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms seen under the microscope based on morphology, arrangement, and staining reaction.
- Classify the various tissue cells and their morphology in microscopic preparations to determine specimen quality (Q-score).
- Explain the principles on which microbial identification is based and integrate the tests and procedures required for the proper identification of bacteria and yeast.
- Characterize and explain the various principles and methodologies used for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria.
- Outline the susceptibility patterns of those bacterial isolates that demonstrate antimicrobial drug resistance and identify methods of detection.
- Evaluate and apply the use of antigen detection kits in Clinical Microbiology to detect common bacterial pathogens in blood cultures and CSF (e.g. group A streptococcal antigen, cryptococcal antigen, and Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen)
- Examine Molecular Biology techniques such as PCR technology and Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE) as they relate to Clinical Microbiology
- Summarize the basic principles of sterilization and the use of antiseptics and disinfection. Explain basic terms used in Epidemiology and Infection Control
- Apply the tenets of quality in a Laboratory and how they integrate within a ‘Quality Management System’ and be able to monitor quality by selecting appropriate ‘key indicators’
Instructor: Luc B. Lafrance, MLT
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Start Date: January 1 and September 1
Completion: 12 weeks
Version Date: May 2009