Microbiology for Surgical Technology

August 2009


Instructor: John M. Berestecky,  Ph. D., Professor of Microbiology
Office: Kokio 105
Telephone and Voice Mail: 734-9123
Fax: 734-9151
e-mail: johnb@hawaii.edu



Textbook: Microbiology: An Introduction10th Edition.
Tortora, Funke and Case.

Meeting Room: Iliahi 203


 

Course Learning Objectives and Quiz Study Guide


 

 

Saturday, August 8, 2009 (8:30 - 12:30)

Topics:

·  The Diversity of Microorganisms

·  Bacteria

·  Protozoa

·  Fungi

·  Helminths

·  Viruses

·  Nonconventional Agents

·  The Nature of Cells

·       Structure of Cells

·       Molecular Biology - Proteins and Genes

·  Symbiosis

·       Normal Flora

·       Pathogens

·       Opportunists

·       Host Factors

Laboratory: (Click to get the exercise. Please print out and bring to class)

·       Overview of Microorganisms

o      Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria

o      Acid-fast Bacteria

o      Fungi --Yeasts, Molds and Mushrooms

·       The ubiquity of microorganisms in the environment and on humans.

·       Looking for normal flora

Reading:

·  Please look at Chapters 4, 11, 12, and 13 before class.  Just leaf through these chapters looking at every page, particularly the pictures and the captions.  Do this a little more thoroughly after today's lecture.  Pay particular attention to topics that were mentioned or emphasized in class.


Monday, August 10, 2009 (18:00 - 21:00)
 

Quiz 1

Topics:

·       The Spread of Infectious Diseases

·       The Reservoirs of Infection

·       The Infection Process / The Virulence Factors of Microorganisms

Reading: - Please Read Before Class:

·       Chapters 14, 15, and 16


Laboratory:

·       Analyze the ubiquity and normal flora experiments


Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (18:00 - 21:00)

Quiz 2

Topics

·  The Infection Process / The Virulence Factors of Microorganisms

·  Non-Specific Host Defenses: White Blood Cells, Inflammation and Tissue Repair

·  Specific Host Defenses: T-cells, B-cells and the Immune Response
 

Reading: Please Read Before Class:

·  Chapters 16, 17, 18, and 19


Saturday, August 15, 2009 (8:30 - 12:30)

Quiz 3

Topics:

·       Controling Infectious Agents

·       Recognizing the Sources of Infectious Agents

·       Universal Precautions

·       Physical and Chemical Agents Used to Control Microoganisms

Reading: - Please Read Before Class:

·       Chapter 6, 7, 20, and Appendix C


Laboratory: The Effect of Handwashing of Skin Flora (Handout 1) and The Handwashing Experiment (Handout 2). Please download both handouts, print them out and bring them to class.

·       The effects of handwashing and disinfection


Monday, August 17, 2009 (18:00 - 21:00)

Quiz 4

Topics:

·       Antimicrobial Chemotherapeutic Agents - the Antibiotics

·       Antibiotic Resistance in Microoganisms

·       Wound Infections and Septicemia

Reading: - Please Read Before Class!!!

·  Chapters 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26

Laboratory:

·       Analyze the handwashing and disinfection experiment


Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (18:00 - 21:00)

Special Issues in Surgical Microbiology

·       Cover "Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 1999" from Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 20:247 1999 (Handout)

·       Overview of the recent literature


Reading: - Please Read Before Class!!!

·  "Guidelines for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections 1999" from Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 20:247 1999 (Handout)


Exam