Quinnipiac University Summer Pre-College: Medical Microbiology

    Quinnipiac University Summer Pre-College: Medical Microbiology


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: One Week
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Biology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (203) 582-7558
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    This one-week intensive program for high school students offers hands-on learning in medical microbiology, including culturing microbes, analyzing results, and diagnosing infectious diseases. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the functions and importance of the human microbiome in health and disease and get the opportunity to use the same lab techniques as researchers and medical professionals.

    Microorganisms are all around us and help shape our everyday lives. While some microbes are bad and cause disease, others are vital for maintaining optimal health. This summer explore the exciting world of microbiology and learn strategies and hands-on skills for culturing microbes and diagnosing infectious diseases. Explore the importance of the human microbiome in health and disease, the rise of antibiotic resistance, and local and global challenges of infectious disease outbreaks.

    The format of the program includes discussions, laboratory techniques and fun activities designed to reinforce scientific concepts in an informal environment. In addition, participants will meet microbiologists and microbiology students who can offer insight into careers in microbiology.

    By the end of the program, you’ll have:

    -Gained valuable hands-on laboratory techniques commonly performed in clinical and research settings

    -Designed strategies for identifying bacteria causing infectious disease

    -Understood the beneficial microbes that make up the human microbiome and illustrate their importance in human health