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Yeasts And Actinomycetes

 Yeasts And Actinomycetes (4655-08) The main Candida species and Cryptococcus including Geotrichum and Trichosporon are the integral part of this new course. This course will also cover other less frequently seen organisms such as Prototheca, Sporobolomyces, Malassezia, etc. Filamentous organisms such as nocardia, streptomyces, actinomadura and atypical mycobacteria will be covered. Differentiation of aerobic actinomycetes from atypical mycobacteria will be the key area to educate technologists using minimum tests to reach genus level identification and to be able to report results to the clinician in timely fashion pending confirmation from the reference lab. Version Date: April 2008

Code 4655-08
Level Advanced

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PEP hours: 47
CPS credits: 2.5
Level: Advanced
Course Type: Intensive
Start Date: March 1 and November 1
Completion: 16 weeks
Delivery: Online via E-Learning Society
Prerequisites: Training and experience in a clinical microbiology laboratory and expertise in Kohler illumination and Vernier scale.
Textbook: N/A
Equipment: Computer with Internet is required
Learning Outcomes:
  • Course Type: Intensive
  • Detect yeasts and actinomycetes in direct smear prepared from clinical specimens
  • Isolate and identify yeasts and actinomycetes using appropriate tests and procedures
  • Identify yeasts and actinomyces independently
  • Perform antimicrobial susceptibility tests where appropriate
  • Prepare reports describing the results obtained by examining clinical specimens
  • Improve knowledge of mycology and improve decision-making abilities
Author/Instructor: Subhash Mohan, BSc, ART
Version Date: April 2008