MLT 231 Clinical Microbiology
Provides a brief introduction to the field of microbiology to include the morphology, physiology and genetics of microorganisms. This will be followed by the more technical aspects of clinical microbiology. Then, infectious diseases will be discussed to include normal flora, portals of entry and pathogenicity of diverse groups of bacteria. Viruses will also be discussed. Specimen types from different anatomical sites will be covered for the culture of bacteria in the clinical laboratory. Use of media for isolation and differential staining and tests for identification of bacteria will be performed in the student laboratory.
COREQUISITE: MLT 232
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