PA L M ER C O L L E G E O F C HIROPRA C TIC SY L L ABUS
Spring Trimester 2011
Mr. Craig L. Mekow, M.S.
robiology PA T H61416
1:55-2:45 M-H in M 201
Irene N. Paulavicius, M.A.
Administration Bldg. Room 135,
Office Hours: Tue&Thur - 11:00-12:00, M, T, Th 1:00 -1:55,
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Dr. Henry Brockington
Immunology (Path. 415 610), Organ Histology (Anat. 205610), and Fundamentals of Pathology
T HIS C OURSE IS A PRE-RE QUISIT E F OR A L L SIX T H TRIM EST ER C OURSES
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.
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
Relevance to chiropractic clinical practice will also be emphasized.
laboratory exercises are included.
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.
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.
C OURSE C O MPE T ENCIES: Knowl
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.