This course explores the basic principles of microbiology. Case scenarios and classroom discussions will allow the student to apply the framework and concepts of microbiology within the work place.
This undergraduate-level course is 7 weeks.
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- Describe how to control the spread of diseases.
- Explain how staining is used to diagnose an infectious.
- Describe why antibacterial agents that inhibit cell wall synthesis are ineffective in treating Mycoplasma pneumonia.
- Identify pathogens that cause infections and the symptoms associated with the infection.
- Explain the function of proteins in the infection process.
- Explain how the metabolism of microbes can adversely affect polluted environments.
- Describe the genetics of the spread of antibacterial resistance.
- Identify the signs and symptoms of diseases caused by microbial growth.
- Describe the process of disease spread.
- Explain how antimicrobial drugs are used to control microbial growth and prevent the spread of drug resistant organisms.
- Describe the practices used to prevent the spread of microbial diseases
- Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment, and prevention of microbial diseases of the respiratory system.
- Explain how microbial pathogens of the skin and eyes are transmitted treated and prevented.
- Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment, and prevention of microbial diseases of the nervous system.
- Describe the pathogens, transmission treatment and prevention of microbial diseases of the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.
- Explain how microbial pathogens of gastrointestinal system are transmitted treated and prevented.
- Describe the pathogens, transmission, and treatment of microbial diseases of the urogenital system.
- Describe the protective roles of the nonspecific defenses and the normal microbiota.
- Explain how to diagnose whether a patient has been exposed to the pathogen that causes tuberculosis.
- Explain how vaccines produce immunity.
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