This course is designed as an overview of microbiology as related to the health care profession. Primary concentration will be on the pathogenic microorganisms, including bacteria, virus, rickettsiae, fungi and protozoa. Emphasis will be placed on diseases caused by microorganisms, host/parasite relationships, aseptic technique, and control of nosocomial infections. Laboratory work is an integral component of this course.
As part of the coursework you may have the potential of being, to some degree, exposed to hazardous material. If you are pregnant, wear contact lenses or have other specific health concerns, you should consult your personal physician for advisement concerning your enrollment in this course.
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