4878-20 Anaerobic Bacteriology Part 1: Introduction to Anaerobic Bacteriology
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Description: Anaerobic bacteria are important causes of many different types of infections, and are still the most frequently overlooked of all bacterial infections. Part 1 of this two-part course will give you an introduction to anaerobic bacteriology, review specimen collection and culture requirements and delve into the isolation of anaerobes.

Start date: Upon registration

Completion: Up to 52 weeks

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Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the types of anaerobic normal flora found in the human body
  • Identify the common types of anaerobic infections
  • Identify a clinically relevant specimen
  • Recognize various collection methods
  • Recognize a variety of transportation methods
  • Process a specimen for anaerobic culture
  • Identify different morphologies of anaerobic bacteria
  • Determine if an organism is aerotolerant
  • Recognize commonly isolated anaerobes
  • Describe common anaerobic infections according to their causative organisms, symptoms, treatment, and prevention


Instructor: Bharat Gandhi, M(ASCP), S(CCM), MLT(CMLTO), HBSc

Course Revision: Helen Smith

Original Author: Jennine Kafka

Version Date: May 2020


PEP hours: 17

CPS credits: 0

*Note: PEP hours and/or CPS credits will only be awarded upon successful completion of course requirements.


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