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Medical Laboratory Science - MLSC


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe host (human)-microorganism interactions in health, infection and disease.
  • Describe the significance of prokaryotic (bacterial) cell structure, metabolism, growth and genetics as relevant to diagnostic microbiology.
  • Differentiate bacteria on the basis of microscopic morphology by applying principles of cell structure, microscopy and staining technique (most notably brightfield microscopy and Gram-stain).
  • Differentiate bacteria on the basis of macroscopic (colony) morphology.
  • Correlate growth in cultures by applying principles of artificial culture (physical and nutritional requirements).
  • Perform and interpret selected differential tests used in biochemical identification schemes.
  • Discuss the challenges of effective antimicrobial treatment by applying principles of antimicrobial activity and resistance.

Effective as of Winter 2022

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