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