Clinical Microbiology and Body Fluids Practicum (2) Supervised experience at affiliated clinical laboratory. Focus is on the practical application of microbiology procedures and body fluid analysis.
MICRB 151G Clinical Microbiology and Body Fluids Practicum (2)
This clinical practicum enables the 2MLT student to gain experience in clinical microbiology and body fluid analysis, and includes approx. 150 hours of supervised experience in an affiliated clinical laboratory. The course is taken concurrently or after the lecture course Micrb 151W. Topics include: specimen handling; cultivation and identification of bacteria with a minor emphasis on parasitology and mycology; antibiotic sensitivity techniques; chemical and microscopic analysis of urine and body fluids; toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.
Upon completion of Micrb 151G, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate methods of maintaining a safe working environment in the microbiology and urinalysis departments of the clinical laboratory.
2. Select and inoculate appropriate media for the culture of patient specimens.
3. Perform common biochemical, microscopic, serological, and molecular-based methods to identify microorganisms, at specified mastery levels.
4. Identify normal and abnormal physical properties of urine and other body fluids.
5. Recognize discrepant results when reviewing urinalysis findings.
6. Perform routine urinalysis and body fluid analysis at specified mastery levels.
7. Perform therapeutic drug monitoring and common tests for drugs of abuse.
8. Assess the validity of patient results by correlating laboratory data with quality control results.
9. Achieve specified standards of attitude and work habits in the clinical laboratory.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.