2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CLS 477 - Applied Clinical Microbiology II


Credits: 1
Semesters Offered: Fall
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Description
Advanced practical applications used in recovery, isolation and identification of pathogenic microorganisms. Includes fungi, parasites, mycobacteria, viruses and miscellaneous bacteria.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss proper specimen collection, handling procedures, and standard processing methods required for the recovery of parasites, fungi, viruses, mycobacteria and bacteria from clinical specimens.
  2. Discuss methods of isolation and identification of bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses from clinical specimens.
  3. Discuss the latest advances in automation in the clinical microbiology laboratory.
  4. Discuss quality control, safety standards and laboratory organization in the clinical microbiology laboratory.
  5. Interpret/identify disease and probable causative agents from given case studies.
  6. Perform the appropriate direct microscopic smear, concentration method, permanent smear preparation and examination for the recovery and identification of parasitic elements.
  7. Perform the appropriate microscopic, cultural, and biochemical tests necessary for the identification of common fungal organisms to Perform the appropriate microscopic, cultural, and biochemical tests necessary for the identification of common fungal organisms to the genus level.
  8. Perform the appropriate procedures to isolate and identify mycobacteria to the appropriate level including microscopic evaluation of specimens, specimen concentration/decontamination and cultural techniques.
  9. Utilize appropriate laboratory methods available in basic virology.
  10. Perform the appropriate microscopic, cultural, biochemical, immunological and antimicrobial susceptibility tests necessary for the identification of clinically significant bacteria.
  11. Communicate effectively in written and spoken English.
  12. Follow written and verbal directions.
  13. Maintain alertness and concentration during a normal class period.
  14. Prioritize requests and work under time constraints.
  15. Project an image of professionalism in appearance and demeanor.
  16. Show respect for self and others.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: CLS 476  
Graded: Letter Grade



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