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Intro to Medical Microbiology Lab – Spring 2014

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Jan 13

Use of Compound Microscope

Classification of Common Bacteria

Fungi and Protists

(Bring mold and water samples)

Continue Use of Microscope and classification exercises

Jan 20

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday- No Labs Sterile Technique, Bacterial Transfers

Jan 27

Observation of Growth Patterns  

Streak Plate Technique

Bacterial Smears & Simple Stains

Feb 3

 Gram Stain

Gram Staining Continued

Feb 10

Weather Cancellation- No Labs

Weather Cancellation- No Labs

Feb 17

Acid Fast Stain

Acid Fast Staining Continued

Feb 24

Lab Performance Exam Part I
(Sterile Transfer, Streak Plate)

Lab performance Exam Part II
(Bacterial Stains)

Mar 3

Observing Metabolic Activity of Microorganisms

Metabolic Activity Organism Chart

Read and record results

Mar 10

Milk Microbiology

Serial Dilutions

Bring milk samples

Read and record results

Mar 17

Physical Agents of Microbial Control 

Read and record results

Mar 24

Spring Break

Spring Break

Mar 31

Disinfectant and Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Chemical Control of Microbial Growth

Bring disinfectants from home

Read and record results

Apr 7

Use of selective and differential media

Environmental Cultures

Water Microbiology

Bring water samples

Read and record results

Apr 14

Normal Flora and Opportunistic Pathogens

Wait to use the restroom!!

Catalase and Coagulase tests Read and discuss results
Review for final
Apr 21

Lab Final Exam

(includes ALL of lab study)



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