SCSK 547 Clinical Microbiology Practice in Labs with Limited Resources

Ateef Qureshi, PhD.

The laboratory component of the Medical Microbiology (MICR 570) course is the minimum required for future physicians who intend to practice in developed countries with automated, professional laboratory support. Students planning to serve in developing nations will benefit from and problem lists. Students are familiarized with the indications, limitations, and methodology of emergency department (ED) diagnostic procedures and introduced to the multifaceted psychological, social, and economic challenges faced in an emergency medical  setting.

Students function under the direct supervision of the ED faculty. During the rotation, students attend departmental conferences, lectures, skills labs, and teaching rounds.

Evaluations are based on clinical performance, written examination, and case-log presentations.