- knows the basics of infection prevention
- recognizes the microbial groups that are essential for health and knows the basics of their spreading
- is able to work according to aseptic principles without endangering patient safety.
- has a structured picture of the basics of infection prevention
- knows the microbial groups that are essential for health and understands the importance of their spreading in maintaining health and preventing illness
- is able to apply the principles of aseptic practice in different nursing environments and justify their activities.
- understands comprehensively the basics of infection prevention in various nursing environments
- knows the microbial groups that are essential to health and understands the importance of their proliferation in maintaining health and preventing illness
- is able to apply and evaluate the principles of aseptic work in different nursing environments and is able to justify the activity with evidence-based practice.
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Weston, Debbie, Burgess, Alison, Roberts, Sue, 2017. Infection prevention and control at a glance. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd 2017. E-book Central.
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Wilson, Jennie. 2009. Infection Control in Clinical Practice. Elservier Limited.
Yoost, B.L. & Lynne, R. 2015. Clinical Companion for Fundamentals of Nursing : Active Learning for Collaborative Practice. Crawford Publisher. Chapter 22: Asepsis and infection control. e-book.
Jorgensen & Pfaller, 2015. Manual of Clinical Microbiology. (Section II Bacteriology)
Wright, 2013. Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases. (Chapter 3)
Stuart Hogg, 2013. Essential Microbiology.(pages 3-4, 101-108, 243-245, 375-401, 421-424)
Aseptics and microbiology:
All materials given by the teachers are part of the course literature.
More detailed course literature will be clarified during the orientation lectures and in Tabula course.
Information will be updated before the first orientation lecture. There might be changes due to the Covid19 situation.
Aseptics and microbiology
Possible study and teaching methods: lectures, workshops, group work, independent study, virtual learning environment, final written exam on both subjects
Orientation lecture to the course is mandatory, aseptics 1.9. microbiology 15.9.
The written exam has two parts: aseptics and microbiology. To pass the exam the student should successfully have answered 70% of the answers correctly (each exam). The exams will be graded 0-5.
The student should:
know the basics of infection control and prevention
recognise most common microbes and ways of spreading
have good understanding of aseptic working manners and principles of aseptics
knows how to use evidence-based knowledge in infection control in nursing
31.08.2020 - 11.10.2020
01.08.2020 - 30.08.2020
Sanna Laiho, Tarja Friman
Contents of the course:
- the most common/essential microbes and the ways of transmission and spreading
- basic concepts of the aseptic working
- aseptic working manner:
- personal hygiene in health care environment
- hand hygiene in health care environment
- protective equipment and clothing
- the most common precautions in infection control
- isolation protocols
- hospital acquired infections
- prevention of the hospital acquired infections
Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
TAMK Main Campus
Written exam from both subjects, 1st exam 8.10.
Two retake possibilities during the same semester, in the Exam "terrarium". Dates to be given during the orientation lecture, most likely 1st retake 3 weeks after the exam, and 2nd retake three weeks from the first
The course has two parts, aseptics and microbiology, 1 ECTS each.
Includes contact teaching, group work, independent study, for 2 ECTS in total 54 hours of student's work.
Orientation lectures are mandatory.