Alina Avanesyan
Among the redwoods -- Muir Woods

Elementary Microbiology for Health Professionals

As a teaching assistant at the University of Cincinnati, during spring semester 2012 I taught Elementary Microbiology for Health Professionals laboratory course for pre-med majors. This course included several labs during which my students conducted group experiments, wrote lab summaries and reports, took several quizzes and a laboratory exam.

Topics covered

  • Lab # 1: Basic Microscopy
  • Lab # 2: Staining Bacterial Cells
  • Lab # 3: Special Staining
  • Lab # 4: Culture Techniques
  • Lab # 5: Chemical Antimicrobial Treatments
  • Lab # 6: Bacterial Metabolism & ID of Knowns
  • Lab # 7: Bacterial Metabolism & ID of Unknowns
  • Lab # 8: Synthetic epidemic
  • Lab # 9: Physical Antimicrobial Treatments