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AHL 161 - Microbiology for Surgical Technology

3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about the basic concepts of microbiology and how it relates to the surgical environment. The basic concepts of disease processes and the human body’s defense mechanism will also be discussed. Topics to be covered include organism identification, infection control, human defense mechanisms, tools used in microbiology, and the relation of microbes to sterility in the operating room.


Course Objectives:

1. demonstrate the ability to correlate the impact of microbiology in relationship to the practice of sterile technique and infection control in the operative setting,

2. identify the name and function of various parts of the compound microscope,

3. compare and contrast the structure and characteristics of different microorganisms,

4. analyze the various immune responses that occur in the body as defenses against invasion by pathogens,

5. relate the infectious process to surgical practice,

6. define various immune disorders and types of vaccines and explain their effect on the immune system,

7. discuss the process of infection and the terms associated with infection

8. discuss the conditions necessary for the growth of microorganisms and list factors that allow them to cause disease in the human body,

9. discuss the response of human organisms to disease including local and systemic reactions, and

10. define nosocomial infections and state their relevance in the hospital setting.


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