Microbiology Syllabus

Microbiology Syllabus - P A L M E R C O L L E G E O F C H I...

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PA L M ER C O L L E G E O F C HIROPRA C TIC SY L L ABUS Spring Trimester 2011 Lif e S c i e n ce s Divi s ion Director: Mr. Craig L. Mekow, M.S. Mi c robiology PA T H61416 , 5 c r e dit hour s Course meets: 1:55-2:45 M-H in M 201 Course Director/Instructor: Irene N. Paulavicius, M.A. Office: Administration Bldg. Room 135, Phone 884-5424 Office Hours: Tue&Thur - 11:00-12:00, M, T, Th 1:00 -1:55, e-mail: paulavicius@palmer.edu - this is the best way to contact me Laboratory Director: Dr. Henry Brockington Pr e -r e qui s it e s : none Co-r e qui s it e s : Immunology (Path. 415 610), Organ Histology (Anat. 205610), and Fundamentals of Pathology (Path. 408610). T HIS C OURSE IS A PRE-RE QUISIT E F OR A L L SIX T H TRIM EST ER C OURSES . I . C OURSE DESCRIPTION This course addresses the basic structure, function, and growth requirements of microorganisms, as well as methods for controlling their growth and transmission. This will be followed by a study of the major pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between virulence of the microorganism and the resistance of the host. Relevance to chiropractic clinical practice will also be emphasized. Associated laboratory exercises are included. II . C OURSE G O A LS AND OBJE C TIV ES: The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of how microbes affect health and their role in disease. The chiropractic student and future practitioner should understand that microbes may be virulent and dangerous, non- virulent and beneficial, or opportunistic. They must know when an infection may dangerous or life threatening, requiring referral for appropriate care. Knowledge of clinical lab procedures is important for inter-professional communications with other health care providers, builds patient confidence, and improves public relations. The future chiropractor must also recognize the importance of protecting susceptible patients from infection while they are being treated in their clinic. III . C OURSE C O MPE T ENCIES: Knowl e dg e c omp e t e n c i e s : 1. Recognize the role that microorganisms play in health and disease. 2. Identify morphological characteristics of organisms which contribute to their virulence. 3. Explain the chain of infection model indicating disease prevention and control strategies. 4. Explain communicable and multi-causation disease models. 5. Identify disease processes caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. 6. Recognize health threatening conditions which require immediate treatment. 7. Discuss how infectious diseases and their transmission is being altered. 8. List the potential lifelong consequences of sexually transmitted infections. 9. Provide examples of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention of disease.
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2011 for the course BIO 1 taught by Professor Paul during the Spring '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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