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Table 2 Microscopy "short" course training agenda

From: Establishing a malaria diagnostics centre of excellence in Kisumu, Kenya

Day Time Topic
1 8.00 – 9.00 Opening of the session
   Introduction to malaria microscopy certification
  9.00 – 11.15 Slide reading pre-test (30 slides: 5 minutes each, 1 minute for passing the slide)
  11.30 – 12.30 Written pre-test
   Species identification pre-test (20 slides: 5 minutes each, 1 minute for passing the
  1.00 – 4.00 slide)
  4.15 – 6.15 Counting pre-test (12 slides: 10 minutes each)
2 7.30 – 8.00 Review written pre-test
  8.00 – 11.15 Laboratory – Review slide reading pre-test with discussion
  11.30 – 12.15 Laboratory – Review species identification pre-test with discussion
  1.00 – 4.00 Laboratory – Review counting pre-test with discussion
  4.15 – 6.15 Laboratory – Individual laboratory help
3 7.30 – 8.00 Artifacts
  8.00 – 9.45 Laboratory – Artifacts
  10.00 – 10.30 Species identification
  10.30 – 12.45 Laboratory – Species identification
  1.30 – 2.00 Low density infections
  2.00 – 4.00 Laboratory – Low density infections
  4.15 – 4.45 Significance of false positive and negative results
  4.45 – 6.30 Laboratory – Individual laboratory help, address difficulties
4 7.30 – 8.15 Written post-test
  8.15 – 11.15 Slide reading post-test
  11.30 – 1.15 Species identification post-test
  1.45 – 4.45 Counting post-test
  5.00 – 6.00 Awarding of certificates