0315 PER Microbiology

Intended Audience

Medical laboratory science students, medical laboratory technicians, and medical technologists seeking review or continuing education.

Course Description

This course provides a basic review of microbiology including bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, and virology.

Course Objectives

  • State key identifying characteristics of commonly isolated bacteria in the microbiology laboratory.
  • Describe laboratory procedures used to identify parasites including protozoa, fluke, tapeworms and roundworms.
  • List the most commonly identified yeasts and molds from clinical specimens and tests used in their identification.
  • Discuss the most commonly used methods to detect viral pathogens.


Course Outline


Fundamentals of Microbiology
Types of Clinical Specimens
Gram-Positive, Aerobic Cocci
Gram-Negative, Aerobic Cocci
Gram-Positive, Areobic Bacilli
Gram-Negative, Fastidious Bacilli
Gram-Negative, Aerobic, Non-fastidious Bacilli
Miscellaneous Microorganisms
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
Quality Control

Laboratory Procedures For Parasitic Infections

Characteristics Of Fungi
Laboratory Procedures For Identification Of Fungi
Identification Of Clinically Important Fungi
Laboratory Safety

Fundamentals of Virology
Laboratory Procedures For Identification Of Viruses
RNA Viruses Of Medical Importance
DNA Viruses Of Clinical Importance
Hepatitis Viruses
Viral Diagnostic Methods And Tests 

Approved 0.4 CEUs

How to purchase and begin taking the course:

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