Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Cindy Arvidson ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

A website for the CHM Medical Microbiology and Immunology course was designed to serve as the hosting platform for a set of virtual, interactive bacteriology labs (developed by vuDAT)  to allow students to learn a variety of tests that are done in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory to identify bacterial pathogens from patient samples.  

Five different modules are available in the site and each module demonstrates a different laboratory test.  Using the Virtual Interactive Bacteriology Laboratory practice modules, students are given a opportuntiy to practice and learn to perform and interpret various basic lab procedures ( e.g., interpret a gram stain, learn to streak an agar plate to isolate bacteria, become familiar with different types of media for isolation and cultivation of pathogenic bacteria, etc. ), before setting foot on the physical lab space. 

Later on, in the real laboratory setting students are asked to apply the culture and tests learned in the virtual modules to identify bacterial unknowns associated with clinical case histories in a small group format. 

 Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  •  JavaScript
  •  PDF
  •  Adobe Fireworks

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