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NURS 236 - Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Prerequisite: [Prerequisite: NURS 210 and 211 and 218] and [Co-requisite: NURS 245]

Credits: 3

This course will primarily focus on the concepts of general microbiology that are essential to maintaining environments free of contamination, and for protecting both patients and providers from common infectious diseases. Morbidity and mortality associated with infectious diseases assume great significance in both developed and developing regions of the world. Furthermore, health care-associated infections represent a serious, yet often preventable, threat to patient safety. Students will learn about the major bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections that affect humans, both locally and globally Basic epidemiological principles and procedures useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events pertaining to infectious diseases, including immunizations will also be introduced The relationships among disease, communities, societies, and culture, including global, will be discussed.

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