AHM 220 - Applied Microbiology

Course Description

This is a survey course intended for allied health majors. The concepts of specimen collection and transport, identification of microorganisms, pathogenesis and control, and treatment of infectious disease are the main emphasis of the course. Clinical laboratory experiences will emphasize application of concepts to skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Explain the relationship between the structure and function of microorganisms. Describe techniques of microbial control. Apply principles of sterile technique in specimen collection and performing laboratory procedures in the microbiology lab. Describe the distribution of normal and pathogenic flora for different body sites. Discuss antibiotic treatment for disease. Classify and perform diagnostic procedures of body fluid specimens.

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: -