This course provides nursing students with an understanding of the role of microorganisms in human disease.
Specific topics include:
Introduction to Microbiology
Control of microbial growth
Introduction to Epidemiology
Principles of nosocomial infection and control
Diagnosis of infectious disease
Pathology of microbial disease
Principles of human immunology
Organ-based infectious disease
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in microbiology specifically relevant to the Nursing profession. The fundamental principals of microbiology, host-parasite interactions, organ based diagnostic microbiology, environmental microbiology and control of infectious diseases will be taught. The course will provide the nursing students with an understanding of the importance of microbiology in their profession.