SURG1400 Medical Microbiology

Course Description

This course will enable students to recognize how to prevent the spread of disease and promote wound healing. Students will study the structure and function of microorganisms, the various diseases caused by pathogenic microorganisms, and the methods of transmission of disease. Students will classify wound types and study the wound healing process in conjunction with the body¿s defenses against disease. Students will also learn to protect themselves by studying the concept of standard precautions. Students will describe the various methods of sterilization and disinfection.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Correlate the impact of microbiology in relationship to the practice of sterile technique and infection control in the operative setting.
  • Compare and contrast the structure and characteristics of different microorganisms.
  • Analyze the various immune responses that occur in the body as defenses against invasion by pathogens
  • Describe the wound healing process & the factors affecting this process.
  • Relate the infectious process to surgical practice.
  • Identify the name and function of various parts of the compound microscope.


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2 credits: 2 lectures / presentations, 0 lab, 0 other