MTMH 415 Microbiology: Didactic

This course is a study of the of the theoretical and technical aspects of the medically important bacteria, their relationship to normal human flora and the pathogenic organisms found in the clinical setting. The course covers sample preparation and evaluation. Coursework during the didactic rotation includes lectures each on the following topics: hospital epidemiology, specimen collection and handling, bacterial ultrastructure/metabolism/stains, media, sterilization, antimicrobics, culture sites, pathogens and normal flora, aerobic gram positive cocci (Staphylococcus and Streptococcus), aerobic gram positive bacilli (Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Listeria, Erysipelothrix, and Gardnerella), aerobic gram negative cocci (Neisseria and Moraxella), enterobacteriaceae, nonfermentative GNB (Pseudo, Stenotrophomonas, Acinetobacter, Elizabethkingia), fastidious gram negative coccobacilli (Hemophilus/Actino/Pasturella/Brucella etc), misc organisms,
vibrio/plesiomonas/aeromonas/campy, spirochetes, alternate ID methods, mycobacteria, anaerobes, mycoplasma, chlamydia, rickettsiae, and others as appropriate.




Enrolled as a medical laboratory science major, senior status, meet all degree requirements other than those courses that are a portion of the professional-year program