MLS 417: Clinical Microbiology II

Credits 4
This is the second semester of a two semester series in clinical microbiology; the course builds on the material introduced in MLS 416 Clinical Microbiology I and MLS 408 Clinical Immunology and Serology. This course advances the study and laboratory identification of bacteria of clinical significance, with a thorough examination of methodologies and problem-solving concepts, including the resolution of unexpected laboratory results. The course includes the study of viruses, parasites, and fungi, and their detection and identification. The course continues the study of serologic principles and methods to aid in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Emphasis is placed on advanced analytical skills, improved laboratory testing efficiency, and workload management. Quality management which includes quality control, quality assurance, laboratory techniques, and instrument maintenance will also be included.

Enrollment in the Nebraska Methodist Hospital Medical Laboratory Science