Microbiology and Infectious Disease Testing | Health Care | Online Courses


Course Description: This course covers techniques for identifying infectious agents and diseases. Participants will learn about specimen collection, culture methods, and molecular diagnostics to support accurate diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Develop proficiency in microbiology and infectious disease testing.
  2. Identify infectious agents using culture methods and molecular diagnostics.
  3. Ensure proper specimen collection and handling for microbiological testing.
  4. Implement infection control protocols in the laboratory.
  5. Enhance diagnostic accuracy for infectious diseases.


  1. Identify key principles of microbiology and infectious disease testing.
  2. Perform specimen collection and handling for microbiological testing.
  3. Use culture methods to identify infectious agents.
  4. Implement molecular diagnostic techniques in infectious disease testing.
  5. Monitor and evaluate microbiological test results.
  6. Develop strategies for infection control in the lab.
  7. Address common challenges in microbiology testing.
  8. Collaborate with healthcare teams for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
  9. Ensure compliance with laboratory safety standards.
  10. Review case studies to apply microbiology techniques in real-world settings.


  1. Introduction to Microbiology and Infectious Disease Testing
  2. Specimen Collection and Handling for Microbiology
  3. Culture Methods in Microbiology
  4. Molecular Diagnostics in Infectious Disease Testing
  5. Interpreting Microbiological Test Results
  6. Infection Control Protocols in the Laboratory
  7. Addressing Challenges in Microbiology Testing
  8. Collaboration with Healthcare Teams
  9. Laboratory Safety Standards and Compliance
  10. Case Studies and Practical Applications


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