Turkey (TurkMSIC) - Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon
Assoc. Prof. Emek Turkekul Sen
Assoc. Prof. Melahat Gurbuz
Turkish, English
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Medical microbiology laboratories are stated among the core facilities in a hospital. The medical laboratories provide not only the diagnosis of infectious diseases for both the inpatients and outpatients admitted to the hospital but also provide data for the infectious diseases surveillance. This data which is collected from the clinical samples and patients provides important information about the infectious diseases epidemiology for the related hospital and the province or the region. Especially antimicrobial resistance data is one of the most important data obtained at clinical laboratories which provides guidance for the health care facilities and hospital infection contol measures. The collaboration of laboratories and the clinicians is essential for this goal and medical students should be the major subjects for this purpose.
What is the aim of the project?
This internship focuses on acquainting and advacing students in the usage of clinical microbiology for use in clinical research, and as such focuses on exposure and teaching of methods used in various projects revolving around microbiology.
What techniques and methods are used?
What techniques and methods are used? Mention the steps/stages in this project. (Provide examples and avoid abbreviations; which tools will be used in general in this project?) Staining and direct microbial examination using for microscope imaging. Sterilisation and disinfeciton techniques for doing experiments in laboratory safely Light microscope practice to finding cell area easily Stool examination techniques to Sample preperation and culture techniques for preparing own cell line. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests and interpretation. Antimicrobial susceptibility tests can guide the physician in drug choice and dosage for difficult-to-treat infections.The interpretation usually categorizes each result as susceptible, intermediate, resistant, sensitive-dose dependent, or no interpretation Biosafety rules and personal protective equipments. These are important to pass exchange program efficiently.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Students are supposed to observe the daily lab work within the laboratory in guidance and supervision of the tutors. Besides the daily work they will also involve in the reserach projects those implemented by the other lab staff. Concrete tasks that will be required of the student include: - Preparation of microbiological specimen slides for microscopic examination - Performing stool and sputum analyses - Using cell counters to perform the precise data recordings necessary for research - Prepare and record the results of antibiograms - Prepare and care for cultured cell lines
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
There are many different subjects open for understanding methods.The subjects will be taught once per week, by the tutor Assoc. Prof. Emek Turkekul Sen during the exchange depending on the availability: -Cell staining techniques -Cell cycle -Cell culture protocols ( thawing, freezing and passaging.) - Antimicrobial susceptibility tests -Stool(feces) tests
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
No spesific skills are required.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- 1. The Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Selected Infectious Processes - Ellen Jo Baron
- 2. Clinical Microbiology; sciencedirect
- 3. Effectiveness of Preanalytic Practices on Contamination and Diagnostic Accuracy of Urine Cultures: a Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review and Meta-analysis; American Society for Microbiology