Intro to Medical Microbiology Lab Spring  2011

Week of

                                      TOPIC WITH LAB MANUAL LINKS




Jan 17

No Labs- Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday   


Use of Compound Microscope
Classification of Common Bacteria 

Jan 24

Sterile Technique, Bacterial Transfers

Bacterial Smears & Simple Stains

Streak Plate Technique  

Observation of Growth Patterns  

Jan 31

    Gram Stain    

Gram Staining Continued

Feb 7

 Acid Fast Stain

Acid Fast Staining Continued

Feb 14

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

Lab performance Exam Part II
(Bacterial Stains)

Feb 21

Disinfectant and Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Bring disinfectants from home 

Observe Results

Feb 28

Physical Agents of Microbial Control  

Read and record results

Mar 7

Spring Break

Spring Break

Mar 14

Observing Metabolic Activity of Microorganisms 

Read and record results

Mar 21

Use of selective and differential media

Read and record results

Mar 28

Environmental Cultures

Water Microbiology

Bring water samples

Read and record results

April 4

Milk Microbiology

Serial Dilutions

Bring milk samples

Read and record results

April 11

Normal Flora and Opportunistic Pathogens 

Wait to use the restroom!!

Catalase and Coagulase tests Read and discuss results
Review for final

April 18

 Fungi and Protista  

(Bring mold and water samples)

 Lab Written TEST

(includes ALL of lab study)



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