2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CLS 476 - Clinical Microbiology II

Credits: 2
Semesters Offered: Fall
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Advanced study of pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasis on fungal, parasitic, viral, mycobacterial diseases as well as normal and pathogenic bacteria from specific body sites.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. State the three major groups of clinically significant parasites.
  2. Discuss the phases in the parasitic life cycle and the clinical significance of each, the primary modes of parasitic transmission, and the clinically significant disease processes associated with each parasite.
  3. State the taxonomic classification of clinically important fungi, fungus-like bacteria, and yeasts.
  4. Define superficial, cutaneous, subcutaneous, or systemic mycosis and discuss various mycoses and yeast infections.
  5. Discuss various microscope fungal structures, colonial morphology, and culture topography of fungi and the importance of the association of these characteristics in identification.
  6. Describe the characteristics of viruses and how virus is acquired, transmitted, and replicated.
  7. Identify the agents of viral infections and describe the illnesses they produce.
  8. Discuss potential bacterial pathogens from specific body sites, their growth requirements, microscopic and macroscopic characteristics and types of infections caused at those sites.
  9. Describe body sites which harbor organisms considered to be normal flora and the role of such organisms.
  10. Discuss advanced methods used in the study of human micro-organisms including automated systems for identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing and immunological and molecular techniques as well as conventional microscopic and cultural methods.
  11. Describe methods to demonstrate the presence of clinically significant Mycrobacteriae (specimen collection and processing, staining, methods, culture and additional techniques).
  12. Discuss the infections/diseases caused by the Mycobacteriae.
  13. Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  14. Follow written and verbal directions.
  15. Maintain alertness and concentration during a normal class period.
  16. Prioritize requests and work under time constraints.

Prerequisite: CLS 272  
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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