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 completing this course, students 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
Phlebotomy Essentials. McCall, R. E., & Tankersley, C. M. Philadelphia: Lippincott
Williams & Wilkins. (2016). 6th ed. ISBN: 978-1-4511-9452-4
Please be aware that due to COVID-19 safety guidelines all in-person exams have been suspended. As such, all final exams are currently being delivered through ProctorU, which has an approximate fee of $35 involved. There will be more information in your course shell, on how to apply, if your course has a final exam.
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 *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the Learning Environment's "Mail" tool or by phone. Students will receive the
necessary contact information at start of course.