Clinical Microbiology A | St. Clair College
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This course focuses on the conventional techniques and procedures used in the clinical laboratory. It will cover topics on the theory and principles of media use, antimicrobial susceptibility testing and some semi- automated systems as applied to Clinical Microbiology. The students will be able to present and be involved in discussions that include sample collection, processing, incubation, evaluation and reporting of relevant clinical pathogens and non-pathogens isolated from biological samples. Practical and theoretical discussions will include procedures used in the isolation and identification of facultative anaerobic Gram positive cocci, Gram positive bacilli, Enterobacteriaceae, non-fermentative Gram negative bacilli and some fastidious gram negative rods.