UCSF Navigation Bar

UCSF Departments of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Home Page

Lab Manual for UCSF Clinical Laboratories

Lab Manual for SFGH

Internal Resources


Microbiology (140.08)



Tier 2. This course is designed to provide the medical student with a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of Clinical Microbiology. Through direct observation of benchwork, weekly didactic sessions, teaching rounds, and other learning material, the student will receive instruction in the following areas of Microbiology: Bacteriology, Mycobacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology, Infectious Disease Serology, Virology, and Molecular Diagnostics. Antimicrobial agents and methods used for susceptibility testing will also be discussed. The student will participate in daily work rounds in Bacteriology, contribute to weekly ID/Microbiology plate rounds, and work with the Laboratory Medicine Resident to investigate unusual organisms and approve test requests. There will be an opportunity for hands-on experience and a research project depending on student interest. The expectation is that each student will gain an in-depth understanding of how microorganisms are identified in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory and how to effectively use the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory to diagnose infectious diseases.

Additional Information





Quarters Taught

Su, Fa, Wi, Sp


Taught at various locations

Minimum Weeks Offered


Maximum Students per Block


Contact Name

Daren Le

Contact Phone

(415) 206-3495


This course is not part of the elective lottery. If interested, please contact Dr. Haller, (415) 206-3595

Top of Page

UCSF home page UCSF home page About UCSF Search UCSF UCSF Medical Center