NOTE: The Activities described below are being developed and added to the VUMIE Online© Online Lab as they are readied. Links to these resources will be activated as they become available.
Clicking on the Activities link takes you to the learning lessons, practice, quizzes, and tests for the VUMIE Online© Online Lab course. The materials are broken into four sections:
These include lab safety, aseptic technique, stains and microscopy, bacterial growth, and means for controlling growth.
Section 2: Biochemical Tests and Identification Strategies
Here you will learn about methods used for identifying Gram negative fermentative bacilli and Gram positive cocci.
Section 3: Health Microbiology
Here you will dive into the concepts of disease and immunity, followed by activities focused on diseases of various organ systems.
Section 4: Other Activities
This section includes a review of rapid ID methods for microbes, dilution plating for viable counts of bacteria, and the Kirby-Bauer test for determining antibiotic susceptibility of a bacterium. We conclude the activities with several under the title of “Just for Fun”. You can practice your skills in a “Save the Patient” infection scenario, learn how to create research posters using your data from bacterial identification activities, and perhaps even create your own Fantasy Microbiology League!
Most Activities conclude with a brief Quiz over the material. Results from the quizzes are graded and sent to your instructor upon completion along with the lab report for the work concluded.
Each of the first three Sections concludes with a Section Test. Again, these are taken through the software, graded, and then delivered to your Instructor.
Your instructors will customize your course from among these activities, so it is likely that many will be omitted from your particular version of the course.