Catalog 2017-2018 
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Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HLSC 107 Infection Control I

5 credits
This course introduces topics on infection control and management of hazardous materials in a healthcare facility.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Corequisites: HLSC 108  and HLSC 109  (may be taken a quarter later)

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Explain basic microbiologic entities and the relationship to infection control
  • List characteristics of microorganisms
  • Outline development of infectious diseases
  • Identify microorganisms controlled by infection control
  • Identify new and emerging microbiologic threats in healthcare
  • Define bloodborne pathogens
  • List diseases of concern to healthcare personnel and patients prevented by proper infection control in healthcare
  • Recognize the importance of immunization in preventing disease
  • List the personal protective barriers and their importance

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50