Examine diseases caused by viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Identify the medications used against viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Describe the major groups of viruses, fungi, and parasites.
Role of Normal Flora
Differentiate between normal flora and pathogenic organisms.
Examine techniques used to prevent the transmission of infections.
Differentiate between active and passive and natural and acquired immunity.
Identify the components of the immune system.
Host-drug Reactions and Other Considerations
Describe considerations in selecting anti-microbial therapy.
Examine the host-antibiotic interactions.
Concepts in Microbiology
Determine frequently used diagnostic tests to identify infectious disease.
Identify the components of OSHA's bloodborne pathogen standard.
Biologic Agents and Health Care Acquired Infections
Determine the significance of health care acquired infections.
Describe biologic agents and their treatment.
Bacteria and Classes of Antibiotics
Examine diseases caused by gram-negative and gram-positive organisms.
Give at least one example of each category of antibiotic.
Identify the antibiotics used primarily against gram-negative and gram-positive organisms.
Describe the major groups of gram-negative and gram-positive organisms.
Acid-fast Bacilli, Mycoplasma, Spirochetes and Other Medically Important Bacteria
Examine diseases caused by acid-fast bacilli, mycoplasma, spirochetes and other medically important bacteria.
Identify the antibiotics used against acid-fast bacilli, spirochetes, mycoplasma, and other medically important bacteria.
Describe the major groups of acid-fast bacilli, mycoplasma, and spirochetes.
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