Mycology: Hyaline and Dematiaceous Fungi (by LabCE)

1.5 P.A.C.E. contact hour(s)

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Elmer W. Koneman, MD

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Mycology: Hyaline and Dematiaceous Fungi uses an interrogative, question-and-answer, approach to direct and instruct the participant in identifying hyaline and dematiaceous fungi. Numerous images enhance the descriptions of identifying characteristics by illustrating the appearance of fungal colonies on media and microscopic appearance. The course also identifies sources of infection and associated diseases. This course is appropriate for laboratory professionals and students in clinical laboratory science programs who want to increase their understanding of mycology including microscopic and colony appearance and isolate identification.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 578-061-16, approved through 7/31/2018
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - General (Microbiology/Mycology/Parasitology): 1.5 hour(s)
Course number 20-547791, approved through 9/1/2018

Objectives

  • Identify hyaline mold isolates by observing the appearance of the colony on agar plates and through microscopic appearance.
  • Discuss various sources of fungal infections and the diseases that are associated with hyaline and dematiaceous molds.
  • Distinguish between saprophytic hyaline molds and dimorphic fungi by performing specific laboratory procedures.
  • Define these terms that apply to fungi and are used to identify specific species: sporulation, conidia, conidiophore, hyphae, phialide.
  • Identify dematiaceous molds by observing characteristic structures and their rate of growth.

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