Georgia Highlands College

Intro to Medical Microbiology Lab – Summer 2014

Week of

                                      TOPIC WITH LAB MANUAL LINKS




June 9

Use of Compound Microscope

Classification of Common Bacteria

Sterile Technique, Bacterial Transfers

Streak Plate Technique

June 16

Observation of Growth Patterns

Bacterial Smears & Simple Stains

 Gram Stain

June 23

Acid Fast Stain

Practice Staining

June 30

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

Lab performance Exam Part II
(Bacterial Stains)

July 7

Observing Metabolic Activity of Microorganisms

Metabolic Activity Organism Chart

Read and record results

Physical Agents of Microbial Control 

July 14

Read and record results

Disinfectant and Antibiotic Sensitivity Testing

Chemical Control of Microbial Growth

Bring disinfectants from home

Read and record results

Milk Microbiology

Serial Dilutions

Bring milk samples

July 21

Use of selective and differential media

Normal Flora and Opportunistic Pathogens

Wait to use the restroom!!

Catalase and Coagulase tests

Read and discuss results
Review for final

July 28

Lab Final Exam

(includes ALL of lab study




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