MLT 253 - Medical Microbiology Practicum
Course Description: This course provides the student experience and competency in the clinical microbiology laboratory through integration of knowledge and skills gained in foundational courses. The student will be exposed to manual methodologies, instrumentation, and clinical interpretation and correlation of laboratory results to various disease states.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of MLT 203 with a C or better.
Note(s): Open to Medical Laboratory Technology Degree students only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate proper procedures for the collection, safe-handling, and analysis of biological specimens.
- Perform microbiological testing utilizing manual methodologies and automated instrumentation to properly identify pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a variety of biological specimens.
- Comply with established laboratory safety regulations.
- Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills with patients and members of the healthcare team.
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