Journal article

A laboratory competency examination in microbiology

Jack TH Wang, Wilhelmina M Huston, Priscilla Johanesen, Megan Lloyd, Karena L Waller

FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

The American Society for Microbiology's curricular guidelines for Introductory Microbiology highlighted key laboratory skills in the isolation, visualization and identification of microorganisms as core learning objectives in the discipline. Since the publication of these guidelines in 2012, there has been a paucity of diagnostic assessment tools in the literature that can be used to assess competencies in the microbiology laboratory. This project aimed to establish a laboratory competency examination for introductory microbiology, with tasks specifically aligned to laboratory skills and learning outcomes outlined in curricular guidelines for microbiology. A Laboratory Competency Examination..

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