MLS 420 Clinical Microbiology

4 credits, Fall

Emphasizes the correlation of in vitro and in vivo findings in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases using a specimen approach to the study of diagnostic microbiology. The systems of the body will be discussed in terms of normal flora, proper specimen collection and processing, the isolation, identification, and treatment of bacterial pathogens from various body sites, and correlation with infectious diseases. It also includes the detection and laboratory identification of commonly isolated pathogenic fungi, parasites and viruses. Laboratories are designed to simulate a clinical microbiology laboratory experience by having students work with simulated patient cultures.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in BIO 320 and MLS 338