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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Simi Institute for Careers and Education | Evaluated Learning Experience

Microbiology and Infection Control RC 110

Course Category: 
Location: 

Simi Institute for Careers and Education Main Campus, Simi Valley, California

Length: 

100 hours (10 weeks).

Dates: 

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: classify microbes, bacterial morphology, straining characteristics, growth requirements, and growth control; compare and contrast the roles of normal flora, fungi, and viruses in health and disease; demonstrate and summarize the importance of infection control in health care; outline methods of sterilization and decontamination; describe methods to monitor the effectiveness of the sterilization process; and define the role of the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) in bacteriologic surveillance and hospital epidemiology.

Instruction: 

The course provides students with fundamental knowledge of microbiology, its role in the human disease process, principles of infection control and the prevention of nosocomial infections. Major topics include:  fundamentals of microbiology; the diagnosis and treatment of patients having bacterial, viral, or fungal diseases; the disinfection and sterilization of respiratory therapy equipment; the adherence to and the utilization of appropriate isolation procedures; and the prevention of nosocomial infections. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, laboratory exercises, computer software exercises, observations, and exams.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Respiratory Care (4/17).

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