Clinical Laboratory Sciences Syllabi

 


Syllabus for CLLS 3405
Intermediate Pathogenic Microbiology
Instructor:Jianzhi Zhang, M.D., M.S., M(ASCP)
Contact Information:Office: SHP 4.432
Phone: (409) 772-9473
Email: jzzhang@utmb.edu
Course Description:This course will provide an understanding of the pathogenesis and pathology of infectious diseases, an association of their causative organisms with discussion of the causative agent, symptoms, lab identification, treatment, control, and prevention. There will be practice performing appropriate procedures for collection and procession of clinical specimens, identification of human pathogenic organisms, and performance of antimicrobial susceptibility tests. (4 credit hours: 30 lecture hours and 90 laboratory hours)
Cognitive & Psychomotor Objectives:Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. For each organism discussed, describe the pathogensis, symptomology, laboratory identification procedures, and treatment.
  2. Discuss control and prevention of diseases caused by microorganisms.
  3. Describe the appropriate collection of clinical specimens for microbiological examination.
  4. Perform appropriate processing and testing of clinical specimens for the identification of pathogenic microorganisms.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to identify microorganisms, given appropriate specimens and patient information.
  6. Perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Affective Objectives:Professional conduct such as teamwork, respect for colleagues, confidentiality, and ethical responsibility are expected of each student in both the lecture & laboratory components of the course. For each failure to comply, there will be a 2% decrease in the final course grade.
Required Course Materials:Textbook: Forbes BA, Sahm DF and Weissfeld AS. 2002. Bailey & Scott’s Diagnostic Microbiology, 11th edition, Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri.
Grading:

Group Project10%
Unknowns (6)25%
Laboratory Practicals (2)20%
Lecture Exams (3)30%
Final Exam15%

The grading scale for this course is:

Scale
92 - 100%A
82 - 91%B
72 - 81%C
60 - 71%D
59% and belowF

Laboratory Policies:SPECIMENS: ALL OF THE REFERENCE ORGANISMS USED THROUGHOUT THIS COURSE ARE ATCC STRAINS AND ARE POTENTIALLY PATHOGENIC. PLEASE TREAT THEM AS SUCH. BODY FLUID SPECIMENS OR SPECIMENS FROM SPECIFIC SITES OF INFECTION THAT MAY BE UTILIZED IN THIS COURSE ARE POOLED SAMPLES FROM PATIENTS.

LABORATORY POLICIES:

  1. Wearing of lab coats and gloves is REQUIRED.
  2. All data will be recorded on lab forms unless these are not available, in which case results will be recorded on the procedure handout. There will be NO transfer of lab results from scrap paper to worksheets or to a new form.
  3. All data will be recorded in non-erasable ink.
  4. If an error is made in recording any of the information on a worksheet, one line will be drawn through the incorrect material, this will be initialed, and the correction will be written to the side.
  5. For negative reactions either "neg", or "0" will be used. "-" will not be accepted.
  6. All data, labeling and explanations will be written clearly. 'Clearly' will be defined as legible to the instructor.
Make-Up Policies:All make-up work and exams will conform to the standardized Make-up Policy of the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Department. There may arise occasions when due to illness or other personal matters, a student may be unable to attend an examination. The student is expected to inform the faculty as soon as possible. Make-ups will be arranged for excused absences only. The faculty reserves the right to determine what is a reasonable excuse & verification of cause for an absence may be required. Make up examinations may differ in form and content from the original examination, although the same class material will be covered. Missed labs must be made-up as soon as possible since the living specimens used in the lab may not be available at a later date. All lab exercises must be completed to the satisfaction of the instructors.

 

General Policies of the School of Health Professions

Academic Progress:Information regarding the Student's academic progress in this course will be shared with their Academic Advisor and/or Department Chair. Student's making unsatisfactory progress will be referred to the Office of Student Affairs for assistance.
Academic Integrity:Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, and any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such an act. Procedures to be followed in the event of alleged academic dishonesty are described in the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System, and the SAHS Student Handbook. Alleged academic dishonesty issues should be reported to the Student Affairs Officer.
Professional Behavior:As a part of a professional program, you are expected to conduct yourselves in a manner consistent with the level of trust and responsibility that will be placed on you when you are part of a health care team. You are expected to be honest in your dealings with your instructor and your peers. You are also expected to be able to follow instructions, to act with the utmost integrity, to follow safety protocols while in laboratory, to perform laboratory work with care, and to act in accordance with those standards characteristic of those we call "professionals."
 
Behavior during examinations, written and practical, will be monitored. Inappropriate behavior may result in pursuance of disciplinary action.
University Statement on Equality, Tolerance, and Affirmative Action:Please indicate by the end of the second week of the semester if you will need accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (Public Law 101-336). If the need for ADA accommodations should arise during the semester you will need to make your request within one week of returning to classes. You may contact your Instructor or the Office of Student Affairs.
Course Evaluation:Students will be given the opportunity to evaluate the instructor and course near the end of the course/semester. When submitting course evaluations students must follow the guidelines provided by the course instructor or the department.
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