What you'll learn
- Pursue a career as a Microbiology Laboratory Technician
- Learn how to diagnose diseases
- Receive guidelines on how to get a job in this field
- Be familiar with basic medical terminologies
What would happen if diseases and illness could not be diagnosed? We wouldn’t even want to imagine that scenario. Have you ever wondered what kind of research goes into finding the root cause your illness? Microbiology provides the required skills and techniques to help diagnose diseases.
Microbiology Lab Technicians are responsible for analyzing microorganisms not visible to the naked eye to identify and diagnose the root cause of diseases. They utilize a Microscope, various instruments/devices and techniques to run several tests on specimen collected from patients to identify diseases and what medicines/antibiotics will cure them.
This course will provide all the essential resources and training to help you become a Microbiology Lab Technician. This profession has a very low barrier to entry as the minimum requirement to pursue this as a career is a high school diploma. So, this course is either for new graduates evaluating which career to choose or existing medical professions who want to learn more about what Lab Technicians do. This course will also provide you with information on additional certifications you can take to get more knowledge on this subject as well as guidelines on how to find a job in this field.
I added videos on viral diagnosis. Given that both bacteria and viruses can be detected using the same methods, some of the content may seem redundant but the context is different when analyzing both so I highly recommend going through the full course!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to become a Microbiologist or Lab Technician
- Recent graduates who want to pursue Microbiology as a career
- Medical professionals looking to enhance their skill set
- Anyone who is curious about Microbiology and its role in disease diagnosis
I have over 10 years of experience in Microbiology as a Lab Technician and an Instructor. I have worked with HIV patients in rural India, been an instructor to college students and worked in major hospitals both in India and United States. I have a Masters in Microbiology and an advanced diploma in Industrial Microbiology from Canada.
I've worked with PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction), Electrophoresis and performed DNA analysis on various bacteria. I've successfully detected various diseases and helped in patient care. My goal is to work as a research scientist and find a cure for life threatening diseases such as Cancer and AIDS.