Release date: March 2023
Estimated completion time*: 4.5 hrs

The Microbiology Online Learning Resource is designed as an introduction to the key concepts of microbiology for students and trainees of Infectious Diseases.

*The estimated completion time is an approximate guide and does not account for time spent on optional additional readings and activities.

Note: Access to this resource is currently available for College members only. Please ensure that you are logging in using your user ID and password. If you are unable to access the resource, or don't have access and feel that you should, please contact

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Tags: Category 1 Educational Activities Infectious diseases Bacteria Viruses Fungi Parasites Containment measures Biosafety Biohazard PPE Media Specimen collection Specimen transport Blood culture Laboratory Microbiology tests

  1. Microorganisms
  2. Containment measures
  3. Methods of detection
  4. Specimen collection and transport
  5. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
  6. Interpretation of microbiology tests
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