Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) eLearning Curriculum

Curriculum Description

The Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) eLearning curriculum provides online training in antimicrobial susceptibility testing for bacteria isolated from clinical specimens. The two courses are listed below.

Methods of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Educational Resource (MASTER) eLearning Curriculum
Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Methods (AST)
This course provides clinical laboratory scientists with information about the laboratory identification of anthrax. This training assists clinical laboratory scientists in recognizing potential agents of bioterrorism that they may encounter during routine laboratory work-ups of sputum, blood and aspirate/biopsy specimens.
Antimicrobial Susceptibility CLSI Standards
This course provides a detailed overview of the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria isolated from clinical specimens. It focuses on the supplemental tables that correlate with the standards and the interpretive criteria for antimicrobials recommended for testing a variety of bacteria. The course provides essential information for those new to antimicrobial susceptibility testing and serves as an important refresher for experienced laboratory professionals.
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