AHL 727 - Microbiology for AAD-ST
3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not Credit(s).
This course is designed to provide the practicing surgical technologist in the Accelerated Alternate Delivery Distance
Learning Surgical Technology Program (AAD-ST) with the basic concept of microbiology as it pertains to the health care
field. This includes the science of microbiology and common tools used as well as the basic concept of microorganisms as
it pertains to the human body. The basic concept of disease processes in humans and the human body’s defenses will be
presented. Topics to be covered include basic laboratory experiments related to microbiology, the science of microbiology,
theory of cells and cell functions, control of disease and the human body, skin cultures, organism identification,
identification of staph (Gram-positive cocci), and normal flora enteric organism (Gram-negative bacilli).
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1. describe the science of microbiology and its relevance to the health care profession,
2. identify the tools used in the science of microbiology,
3. discuss the theory of cells and their functions,
4. describe basic chemistry of organisms,
5. discuss the role of DNA of a cell,
6. describe human defenses against infectious disease and how major infectious diseases affect the human body,
7. discuss preliminary identification of Gram-positive cocci (staph),
8. discuss preliminary identification of Gram-negative bacilli (normal flora enteric organisms), and
9. describe the proper care and use of the microscope.
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