TIFFANY M.GRAHAM, M.D.
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Microbiology involves the study of microorganisms and the body's defense mechanisms to protect against infection. This field of pathology aims to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and management of patients.
This includes culture of specimens to make accurate species IDs, performing antimicrobial susceptibility tests to determine the best drug to fight an infection and providing epidemiologic info to track disease outbreak trends, amongst many other causes.
We will focus on the various types of infectious organisms and their characteristics (bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites), laboratory testing methods used to detect microorganisms and tips on managing a microbiology laboratory.
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distinguish bacteria based on their
gram staining + morphological characteristics
For my visually inclined learners, be sure to check out my collection of High Yield "Atlas" of Microbiology Images stockpiled via my slight (ok, HUGE) addiction to Pinterest... just a few of the hundreds of images are shown below.
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