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

HLSC 109 Infection Control III

5 credits
Clinical practice designed to advance students’ competence in instrument sterilization and infection control procedures, performed under direct supervision in private practice, specialty office, clinic, hospital, or biotech lab.

Prerequisites: HLSC 107  and HLSC 108  (can also be completed as corequisites)

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

  • Describe rules and regulations related to
    • Attendance
    • Attitude
    • Professionalism
    • Appearance
    • Ethical and legal issues
  • Maintain professional behavior in respect to attendance, attitude, appearance, and dental ethics
  • Describe, identify, and exhibit communication skills appropriate in the clinical setting
  • Keep records during the clinical assignments to include procedures and assignments completed
  • Maintain infection control and aseptic techniques
  • Sanitize, disinfect, and sterilize instruments and equipment
  • Maintain the sterilization machines
  • Complete a spore test on the sterilization machine
  • Properly handle and store sterilized instruments

Total Hours: 130 Lecture Hours: 10 Practicum or Internship Hours: 120