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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

Code 4920-09
Level Basic

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PEP hours: 23
CPS credits: 0
Level: Basic
Course Type: Intensive
Start Date: January 1 and September 1
Completion: 12 weeks
Delivery: Online via E-Learning Society
Prerequisites: None
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • 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
Version Date: May 2009