Level of instruction: Intermediate
Intended audience: Medical laboratory scientists, medical technologists, and technicians. This course is also appropriate for medical laboratory science students and pathology residents.
Author information: Lynda Britton, PhD, MLS(ASCP)CM, SM received her BS degree in medical technology from the University of Texas at Arlington and her doctorate from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She began her career as a bench microbiologist and worked in several states. Currently, Lynda is the Clinical Coordinator for the Medical Laboratory Sciences Program at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, LA. She is a professor and teaches microbiology and molecular diagnosis.
Reviewer information: Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SV, SM(ASCP)CMMBCM is the Professor and Chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program in the College of Health Professions at Texas State Universit in San Marcos, TX. Dr. Rohde brings his career experiences as a public and clinical microbiologist and infectious disease expert from CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services Bureau of Laboratories and Zoonosis Control to the classroom. He is also the Associate Dean for Research and has been recognized with multiple research and teaching awards of excellence, including being named one of the Top 20 Professors of Clinical Laboratory Science You Should Know and the 2015 urEssential award from Cardinal Health.
Course Description: This course is intended to serve as an overview of the more commonly occurring mosquito-borne viral diseases around the world, including arboviruses actively causing outbreaks within the United States (eg, Zika and West Nile virus). The epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and methods utilized for laboratory diagnosis of each virus are discussed and supplementary case studies are presented.