This in-depth course examines the Microbiology department and provides a comprehensive
background in the related theory and principles. The course also covers the theory of specimen
types, speciemen preparation, aseptic technique, media selection, and preparation of parasite
specimens. Practitioner safety is emphasized throughout the course.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the Microbiology department of the laboratory and all of its subsections.
- Describe and perform laboratory specimen collection, handling, and distribution
- Describe and perform collection, transport, and reception of pre-analytical microbiology
- Describe the instruments and supplies used within the Microbiology department.
- Describe and perform the handling of microbiological specimens.
- Describe and perform the handling of stool specimens for parasite identification.
- Module A: Introduction to Clinical Microbiology
- Module B: Microbiological Specimens
- Module C: Microbiology Equipment and Instruments
- Module D: Aseptic Technique, Sterilization, and Disinfection
- Module E: Use and Preparation of Culture Media for the Growth of Bacteria
- Module F: Handling of Microbiology Specimens
- Module G: Blood Cultures
- Module H: Handling of Stools for Parasites
Required text and materials
This is a companion course to MDLB 1221. Therefore, there is no material package for this
If students did not take MDLB 1221 and/or don't already own the required material, please be
aware that students will need to purchase them. To do so, please contact Enrolment Services at
email@example.com or 1.800.663.9711 (toll-free in Canada), 250.852.7000 (Kamloops, BC), and
- McCall, R. E. (2020). Phlebotomy essentials (7th enhanced ed.). Jones &
Type: Textbook ISBN: 978-1-284-20994-5
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this.
To successfully complete this course, students must obtain at least 50% on the mandatory
final examination and 50% overall. Students applying this course towards any TRU Health Care
program may be required to obtain a minimum 60% on the course overall to meet program
|Quiz 1: Modules A,B,C, and D
|Quiz 2: Modules E and F
|Quiz 3: Modules G and H
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.