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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:

  • List clinically significant isolates in eight body systems: skin and soft tissue infections, gastrointestinal infections, infections of the genital tract, urinary tract infections, respiratory tract infections (both upper and lower tracts), infections of the circulatory system and infections in sterile body fluids including cerebral spinal fluid (CSF).
  • Prepare, stain and read smears prepared for the direct microscopic examination of clinical specimens.
  • Select media and incubation conditions appropriate for the isolation of clinically significant organisms from specimens collected from the eight body systems.
  • Read and assess cultures from simulated specimens from the eight body systems, following protocols specific for each specimen site, differentiating potential pathogens from normal and/or contaminating flora.
  • Correlate the Gram stained smear of the specimen to the culture results, using the smear results to guide culture workup.
  • Perform, interpret and report antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) appropriate to the pathogen isolated and the specimen site, following AST guidelines set by the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).
  • Perform, interpret and report screening and confirmatory tests for mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Perform all work following recommended laboratory biosafety protocols, including aseptic technique, and the correct handling and disposal of infectious materials.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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