Elective Title: 93CA830 — GENERAL CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY
This elective will provide students an opportunity to pursue a special project related to some aspect of clinical microbiology. This might be in the area of clinical correlation of laboratory information, new procedures in diagnostic microbiology, and/or hospital epidemiology. Students will complete a short research project designed for presentation at a national meeting. Students will be orientated to the routine diagnostic benches and will attend weekly microbiology rounds.
Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Dr. Ryan F. Relich (email@example.com) and Beverly Jarrett
Director: Ryan F. Relich, Ph.D.
Location: IU Health Pathology Laboratory (Indianapolis)
Other Faculty: Thomas E. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., Brian Schmitt, M.D.(Co-Director)
- 1) Complete a well-defined and limited research study (PBLI1)
- 2) Review pertinent medical literature (PBLI1)
- 3) Evaluate study data using appropriate statistical methodology (PBLI1)
- 4) Prepare a manuscript or poster presentation with introduction, methods, results and conclusion (ISC5)
- Research Evaluation Form; (Students will primarily be assessed through the strength of their research project including observation of organizational skills, proficiency in performing testing and/or data procurement ability, ability to work independently with supervision and ability to formulate a cohesive abstract. Students will also be assessed by observation and discussion during microbiology rounds).
Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status
Availability with Max Students per Month:
Duty Hours: 30-35 (9:00am to 4:00pm M-F)
Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Lecture/Seminar (varies with project)
Elective Type Category: AS - Advanced Science
Notes and Enrollment Information:
Students who register for this course must contact course director 2 months prior to the start date of their rotation through the clinical microbiology laboratory
Third Year Elective? Yes
Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning
Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes
Skills Description: Students will collaborate on case discussions with faculty and residents/fellows from Pathology, Pharmacy, and Infectious Diseases. Additional collaboration with these groups may also be available depending on research projects chosen
Service Learning Included: None