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Microbiology Laboratory Technician

Learn what it takes to become an efficient lab technician with this free microbiology laboratory technician course.

Publisher: One Education
The role of a laboratory technician is one of the most important jobs for the development and betterment of our society. Without people performing the necessary research and experiments, we may not have vaccines, which are developed with the help of a microbiology laboratory technician. This course will take a look at the vital role they play in keeping us safe and healthy.
Microbiology Laboratory Technician
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Students

    1,870
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

The role of a microbiology laboratory technician is varied from identifying microorganisms in different samples to preparing and maintaining equipment that is used during an experiment. This course will talk about both microbiology and the career of a technician in this field. You will first learn about the different types of organisms that may be studied in microbiology including viruses, bacteria and protozoa. You will then move onto the differences between the two main cell types found in microorganisms - prokaryotic and eukaryotic. The structure of these cells are important to know and will be taught to you. You will then be taught what metabolic processes are, what enzymes are and why they are essential for living things. You will be introduced to microbes, what they need to survive and grow and the phases of bacterial growth. You will also find out how we grow and measure microbes in culture media to observe them and what kind of chemical agents we use to control them.

This course takes a look at the different types of prokaryotes found in our world which are divided into different types of archaea and bacteria. You will notice that classifications are everywhere in microbiology! This course will also teach you about the various types of phyla. During your study, you will learn about the different types of Eukaryota, namely fungi, algae, protozoa and slime & water moulds. After this, you will cover viruses, viroids and prions. This will include the difference between DNA and RNA virus entry in animals and the diseases that can enter and kill plants. You will learn how microbes infect their hosts and what medical professionals do to try and prevent infections from spreading in medical settings. You will also study how microbial diseases are acquired. This includes covering the different forms of infectious diseases and their transmission. Do you know how your immune system works to fight off infections? Do you know what cells help to prevent you from falling ill? These basic and interesting questions are answered during this course. The immune system is a complex and amazing system and it is worth studying in detail. This course will include an examination of the purpose behind the immune system and how immunity is created within the body with the assistance of antibodies.

The nature and purpose of vaccines will be explored. In addition to covering the history of vaccine development, the process by which a vaccine protects the human body is detailed. Microorganisms are present in our environment and the course will discuss the concerns this entails. In addition to this, we will look into the carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles as well as the microbiology of different natural environments. An overview of the positive and negative effects of microorganisms present is covered within this topic. This course finishes with a look at the use of microorganisms and microbiology techniques in the food industry and other sectors. Throughout this course, you will form a solid understanding of the basics when it comes to identifying microorganism's role in the world and starting the vaccine development process. So, why wait? Start this course today and learn the basics of microbiology.

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