Microbiology Laboratory Technician
Learn what it takes to become an efficient lab technician with this free microbiology laboratory technician course.
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Due to today’s fast-paced world, we often never give a second thought to the small life forms that coexist with us. They can be easily ignored because we can not see them with the naked eye, but did you know that on average, you can come in contact with over 60,000 microorganisms a day! Perhaps by knowing this fact, you may ask yourself, “How many of those are dangerous?” By studying this course, you will learn that there are good and bad microorganisms in our environment. Some of them even help our body function correctly, and only a small percentage can be considered life-threatening. Over the last two centuries, many scientific breakthroughs have been made. We will consider key scientific figures that made it possible to view microscopic life and how they affect us. The study of microbiology is fundamental to not only understand how our cells work but also to help agriculture, medicine, our environment and many other important areas.
Whether it’s the smallest microorganism or the biggest life form on earth, every component in our ecosystem plays an important part, and neither one can survive without the other. You will learn throughout this course about the various groups of bacteria that exist and what scientists base their classifications on. Microorganisms are part of different cycles needed to sustain life and recycling waste. Nature is one of the best examples of recycling because it reuses everything that grows and lives in a never-ending cycle that is efficient and gives purpose. Do you know what kind of microorganisms are used in both bread and beer? This course will also teach you the history of using microorganisms to our advantage. During this course, you will understand that possibly one of the most important modern discoveries was of an organism that drastically changed the course of medicine and has enabled doctors to treat formerly severe and life-threatening illnesses.
The human body contains many different types of microbes, but many are so critical to important body functions that it could not function without them. The body has a powerful defence mechanism that destroys most microorganisms that try to invade. You can come in contact with a microbe without becoming infected. In this course, you will consider the various interactions between microbes and humans. It is essential to recognise the progress of an infection and what happens in your body. This knowledge is useful to understand how to best prevent and treat an illness. Anyone with an interest in microbiology will gain a lot from this course. Studying this course will help students and anyone thinking about entering into the microbiology field. It provides specific techniques and methods behind maintaining lab equipment, understanding the interaction between microbes and humans, and recognising how microorganisms can have an impact on our lives. Microbiology and laboratory technician students and more can benefit from learning about the fundamentals in Microbiology and Laboratories.Start Course Now
Introduction to Microorganisms
Introduction to Microorganisms - Learning Outcomes
Introduction to Microbiology
Cell Structures and Microorganisms in Our Environment
The Diversity of Eukaryota and Prokaryote
Introduction to Microorganisms - Lesson Summary
Microbes and Laboratory Equipment
Microbes and Laboratory Equipment - Learning Outcomes
Interactions with Microbes and Viruses
Introduction to Laboratory Equipments
Laboratory Accidents and Sterilisation Methods
Microbes and Laboratory Equipment - Lesson Summary
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Explain the meaning of microbiology and its importance
- State the commercial uses of fungi and their features
- Recall the five kingdoms that living beings are classified into
- Indicate how an infection starts
- Describe the work of an epidemiologist
- List the types of equipment that are found in a common laboratory
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