Laboratory diagnostics: Applied veterinary bacteriology and mycology

Bacteria, including mycoplasmas, and fungi are diverse groups of micro-organisms that cause important infections and diseases in livestock, companion animals and wildlife. Diagnostic bacteriology laboratories play an important role in the diagnosis of these infections and diseases.

The course in Applied Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology focuses on laboratory tests and procedures to diagnose a disease or infection or to identify bacteria or fungus. These tests and procedures include the isolation, identification by staining or biochemical techniques and antimicrobial susceptibility (antibiogram) of these micro-organisms.

This module is divided into 5 sub-modules

  • Introduction: Bacteriological techniques
  • Identification of anaerobic bacteria
  • Identification of aerobic, facultative anaerobic and microaerophilic bacteria
  • Identification of fungi
  • Identification of Mycoplasmas.

The aim of this module is to provide theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience and practical skills to be able to function efficiently in a bacteriology or mycology laboratory.

Following completion of the online module or parts thereof, practicals will be scheduled to allow you to acquire the necessary skills.