Monday, April 6, 2009

Medical Microbiology

Medical Microbiology introduces different types of micro organisms based on their structure, characteristics, morphology, replication and effects on human health. Medical Laboratory Technologists will also acquire the basic techniques used in microbiological study like culturing, staining and microscopic examination of bacteria. This exposes Medical laboratory Technologists with all the common pathogenic bacteria encountered in clinical practice.

Medical Laboratory Technologists will learn how to detect and recognize them based on their shape, arrangement, staining reaction, colony feature and other relevant tests. Serological testing of some infectious disease is also included. This enables Medical Laboratory Technologists to understand the methods and principles to investigate various types of infections. Medical Laboratory Technologists also learn about the organisms which cause infections in various types of clinical samples.

Main Reference Textbooks:
Tortora, Funke, B.R.& Case, C.L.2004. Microbiology: An Introduction. 9th ed.

Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 3rd d.2005, Koneman

Additional Reference Materials:
Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigations 2003,Drew Provan and Andrew Krentz, Oxford University Press

Essentials Microbiology, Stuart Hogg

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