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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MLT 250 - Clinical Microbiology

3.00 Credits, 3.00 Contact Hours
3.00 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Introduction to the structure, identification, and control of bacteria. Includes discussion of categories and classification of bacteria, ecology and spread of bacteria, pathogenesis of bacterial infections, clinical bacteriology methodology, various organisms, clinically significant anaerobic bacteria, methods in antimicrobial testing, mycobacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, and local disease processes.

Prerequisite(s): With a grade of B or better: BIO 205IN  , and MAT 151   or assessment into MAT 189  .
Corequisite(s): MLT 250LB  .
Information: Students must be admitted to the Medical Laboratory Technician program or obtain consent of instructor before enrolling in this course.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify proper growth requirements for bacterial organisms, their clinical significance and susceptibility to antibiotics by interpreting smears, correlating specific microbiology test results with organisms and disease states, and interpreting susceptibility procedural results.
  2. Improve critical thinking and organizational skills by attending class, completing assignments, and participating in problem-solving discussions.

Effective Term:
Fall 2023