Infectious Disease Diagnostics Laboratory Rotation Schedule

Clinical rotation days and learning objectives

  • Days 1 and 2: Orientation/Safety
  • Days 3-5: Specimen Processing/Rapid Tests/Gram stains
  • Days 6-13: Blood Bench/Urine-Stool Bench/Wounds Bench/Respiratory Bench
  • Days 14-16: Molecular: Pre-Amp/Post-Amp/Reagent Prep for LDTs/Quality
  • Days 17-19: Microbiology Specialty Areas/Micro Practical
  • Day 20: Complete Practical/Review Grading/Student Presentation

*These are general goals. Plans can change depending on staffing and if one area has a particular unusual situation. For example: If an instrument problem occurs on any given day, the student might switch to another bench to observe trouble shooting, etc.