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Blinn College • Brenham • Health Sciences • Vocational Nursing - VNSG


Disease Control & Prevention VNSG-1115

  • Fall 2012 Full Term 2013

  • Section SECTION_001

  • 1 Credits

  • 08/27/2012 to 12/13/2012

  • Modified 09/04/2012



Meeting Times


Class

Friday, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Arts & Science Building, Rm 207

CRN# 10009

Contact Information


Michelle Marburger

Email: mmarburger@blinn.edu

Office Hours:

Monday, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM, Arts & Science Building, Room 207

Director VOCN Program/Professor: Michelle Marburger MSN,RN

Email: mmarburger@blinn.edu
Office: Arts & Science, Room 207
Phone: 979-830-4285

Description


study of the general principles of prevention of illness and disease, basic microbiology, and the maintenance of aseptic conditions.

One class hour per week. Credit:  One semester hour.

Requisites

Admission into the Vocational Nursing program. Corequisite courses include:  VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts, VNSG 1126 Gerontology, VNSG 1133 Growth and Development, VNSG 1136 Mental Health, VNSG 1216 Nutrition, VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration, VNSG 1260 Clinical I, VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills and VNSG 1420 Anatomy and Physiology

Core Course: This course is not a Core Curriculum Course

Outcomes


After completion of Disease Control and Prevention - VNSG 1115, the student will:

  • identify characteristics of common microorganis
  • discuss the methods of preventing illness through utilization of standard precautions
  • describe principles of aseptic techniques

Materials


Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions: An Interactive Journey

Author: Colbert, B. J., Ankey, J., and Lee, K. T.
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall
Edition: Second Edition

Student Guide to accompany Anatomy & Physiology for Health

Author: Colbert, B. J., Ankey, J., and Lee, K. T.
Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall
Edition: Second Edition

Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing

Author: DeWit, Susan C
Publisher: Elsevier
Edition: Third Edition

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Edition: Twenty First Edition

Course Requirements


A. Achievement of all course and lesson objectives.

B. Completion of all daily assignments, such as quizzes, designated student assignments, case study, worksheets, computer assignments/tutorials.

C. Completion of all major exams and final exam.

D. Poster presentation project.

The student is expected achieve a course grade of 75% or better. Successful completion of this course assists in preparation of the student to take the National Council State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN) licensure examination.

Evaluation


Criteria for grading all assignments and determining final grade in the course:

Breakdown

Grading scale is as follows:

GradeRangeNotes
A 90-100
B 80-89
C 75-79
D 70-74

(Will result in dismissal from program)

F Below 70
WP Withdrawn Passing
WF Withdrawn Failing

Criteria

Course consists of a minimum of 4 major exams, daily grades/class participation and a final comprehensive final exam. Final course grade is determined as follows:

                               Major exams = 40%

                            *Daily grades/class participation = 30%

                               Comprehensive final exam = 30%

               *Consists of quizzes, objectives, designated student assignments, case studies.

Blinn College Policies


Blinn College policies on civility, class attendance; scholastic integrity; students with disabilities; final grade appeals; and electronic devices as stated in the Blinn College Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Blinn College Catalog and specific technical program handbooks.

Civility Statement

Civility Statement. Members of the Blinn College community, which includes faculty, staff and students, are expected to act honestly and responsibly in all aspects of campus life. Blinn College holds all members accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that recognizes personal respect and demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights, and freedoms of every member of the College community, including respect for College property and the physical and intellectual property of others.

      Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference. 

      This statement reflects step one in a possible four step process.  The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Student Handbook, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.

Attendance Policy

Attendance Policy.  The College District believes that class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all their classes. A record of attendance will be maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. If a student has one week’s worth of unexcused absences during the semester, he or she will be sent an e-mail by the College District requiring the student to contact his or her instructor and schedule a conference immediately to discuss his/her attendance issues. Should the student accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, he or she will be administratively withdrawn from class.

There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:

  1. observance of religious holy days—The student should notify his or her instructor(s) not later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) that the student will be absent for any religious holy day(s);
  2. representing the College District at an official institutional function;
  3. high school dual credit students representing the independent school district at an official institutional function; and
  4. military service.

Other absences may be considered excused at the discretion of the faculty

member with appropriate documentation.  A student enrolled in a developmental course is subject to College District-mandated attendance policies. Failure to attend developmental classes shall result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.

It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending.  To officially drop a class the student must obtain the class withdrawal form from Enrollment Services, complete the class withdrawal form, secure the required signatures, and return the completed form to Enrollment Services.  The last day to drop this semester with a Q is October 8, 2012.

Scholastic Integrity

Blinn College does not tolerate cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty with regard to the course in which you are enrolled.  The following text defines the faculty member’s responsibility with regard to the scholastic integrity expectation for this and all courses at Blinn College.

It is the responsibility of faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty.  Adequate control of test materials, strict supervision during testing, and other preventive measures should be utilized, as necessary, to prevent cheating or plagiarism.  If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor should assume responsibility and address the infraction.  Likewise, any student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).  The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdfIn a case of scholastic dishonesty, it is critical that written documentation be maintained at each level throughout the process.

Students with Disabilities

Students with Disabilities.  Blinn College is dedicated to providing the least restrictive learning environment for all students. Support services for students with documented disabilities are provided on an individual basis, upon request. Requests for services should be made directly to the Office of Special Populations serving the campus of your choice.  For the Bryan campus, the Office of Special Populations (Administration Building) can be reached at (979)209-7251.  The Brenham, Sealy and Schulenburg campuses are served by the Office of Special Populations on the Brenham campus (Administration Building Room 104) and can be reached at (979)830-4157.  Additional information can be found at www.blinn.edu/disability/index.html.

Final Grade Appeal

Final Grade Appeals Policy.  If a student wishes to appeal a final grade in a course, Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (Local), Course Grade Complaints, outlines the timeline for the appeal and the four steps in the appeal.  This policy is located in the Blinn College Student Handbook, www.blinn.edu/student%20handbook.pdf.

Electronic Devices

Electronic Devices.  All the functions of all personal electronic devices designed for communication and/or entertainment (cell phones, pagers, beepers, iPods, and similar devices) must be turned off and kept out of sight in all College District classrooms and associated laboratories.  Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the College District civility policy (administrative policy).  This information is contained in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (Local).

Course Policies


Additional Instructor’s policies:

A. Attendance: refer to Vocational Nursing Handbook

B. Policy for Quizzes: There may not be an opportunity for a student to make-up a scheduled quiz, resulting in a grade of zero. Students must always carefully read and follow all policies in the course syllabus.

C. Policy for all Major Exams, Mid-term Exams and Final Exams

  1. If you are absent or over one minute late to a scheduled major exam (test), a makeup exam must be scheduled with an automatic 10 point deduction in the score (i.e. if you score “100” on that exam, 10 points will be deducted from that score, and you will receive a “90%”).
  2. Students that are absent or over 1 minute late for an exam must schedule a make-up exam for the day the student returns to school. If the exam is not scheduled the day the student returns and completed as arranged, the student will receive a zero.
  3. Exams will not be given in advance.
  4. The make-up exam may have a higher degree of difficulty than the original exam given and may be comprehensive.
  5. If a student scores below a 75% on any major exam, the student must schedule an appointment with the course instructor immediately to review the exam, identify problem areas and begin remediation. Remediation will include having the student identify the topic of each missed question and write a paragraph detailing pertinent information relating to the topic. Remediation assignments will be due prior to the start of the next major exam for that class. Students who fail to complete remediation assignments on time will be unable to attend that particular class until the assignment is complete resulting in the deduction of classroom minutes and the student having to take a make-up exam.

D. Late assignments: work turned in after the due date will be assessed -5 points per day Monday - Friday per assignment. Work not turned in prior to major exam for designated lesson will be assessed a zero.

E. Any student assignment, such as objectives, worksheet, workbook, etc., is subject to be handed in and graded at instructor’s discretion. Should student not have this assignment available, this assignment will be assessed a zero grade. No late assignment accepted.

F. Should student not be prepared for class - not having read assignmentworksheets, objectives or workbook completed, student will be asked to sign out and leave classroom.

G. Daily grades and major exams will be kept by Instructor - student is to write down information to be reviewed for learning experience.

H. Scans competencies form to be returned by student to Instructor on day of scheduled final exam.

I. Student will provide Scantron sheets for all major/final exams.

J. Computer printer instructions: Pharos is the printing software that will monitor/manage student print jobs on a pay per page basis. The student is allowed 214 pages before being charged a fee. After selecting Print, a Pharos window will appear, prompting the student to enter their student ID number and password (Boris default password). Once the ID number and password are entered, Pharos will confirm the print request, and display the printer name that will process the request.

SCANS

Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. SCANS is an attempt to help make courses more relevant to the needs of a modern work force. SCANS is divided into two types of skills: competencies and foundations. The competencies are the ability to manage resources, to work amicably and productively with others, to acquire and use information, to master complex systems, and to work with a variety of technologies. Foundation skills are organized into the basic literacy and computational skills, the thinking skills necessary to put knowledge to work, and the personal qualities that make workers dedicated and trustworthy. Both are required for successful performance in most jobs.

COMPETENCY

STATEMENTS

COMPETENCIES

       ACTIVITY TO EVALUATE   BASELINE                   

                          COMPETENCY

Resources

 

 

Information

C5

Describe the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of certain infectious diseases

 

C6

Discuss nursing care of specific disease processes

 

C7

Identify the symptoms, prevention and treatment

 

C8

Complete computer program assignments

Interpersonal Skills

C14

Interact with students and instructors in group activities

Systems

C15

Relate to the nursing process in disease control and prevention

 

C16

Utilize critical thinking with questions on exams

Technology

 

 

FOUNDATION SKILLS

 

Basic skills

F1

Read assignment

 

F2

Prepare reports

 

F5

Discuss appropriate nursing care utilizing therapeutic communication techniques

 

F6

Present group reports using innovating ways to present material and utilize critical thinking skills

Thinking skills

F7

Present group reports using innovating ways to present material and utilize critical thinking skills

 

F8

Complete assignments and exams

 

F9

Utilize critical thinking with questions on exams

 

F10

Relate to the nursing process in disease control and prevention

 

F11

Complete assignments and exams

 

F12

Utilize critical thinking with questions on exams

Personal Qualities

F13

Complete assignments and exams

 

F15

Present reports with groups using innovating ways to present material and utilize critical thinking skills

 

F17

Complete all assignments with honesty

Schedule


Disease Control and Prevention

VNSG 1115

 

A. Historical Overview                                                          Week 1

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Define microorganisms, microbiology.
  • List at least four scientists and their contributions to the conquest of disease.
  • List at least four advances made in microbiology during the 20th century.

References

Student Assignment

Colbert, pg. 76,77

Write out answers to above

deWit, pgs 209-210

Objectives

PowerPoint        

New Terminology

 B. Classification of Microorganisms                                 Week 2

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how microorganisms are classified.
  • Explain how microorganisms are named.
  • Define and give an example of binomial nomenclature.

References

Student Assignment

deWit, pgs. 209-219

Write out answers to above

PowerPoint

Objectives

 

New Terminology

C. Normal Flora                                                                      Week 3

At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe resident and transient flora.
  • Describe the distribution of and benefits provided by normal flora.

References

Student Assignment

Colbert, pg. 77

Write out answers to above

deWit pg. 209-210

Objectives

Tabers  

New Terminology

PowerPoint

 

D.Major Exam                                                                         Week 4

 

E. Infectious Disease                                                           Week 5

  • At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:
  • Explain what is meant by an infectious disease.
  • Describe the different types of infection.                            
  • Describe two general kinds of nosocomial infection (aka health care associated infections) with respect to sources of the pathogen. 

References

Student Assignment

deWit Ch 16 & 17

Write out answers to above

PowerPoint

Objectives

 

New Terminology

F. Epidemiology                                                                      Week 6

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the ways in which infectious diseases may be spread.
  • Name 5 potential portals of entry for pathogens.
  • Name 5 potential portals of exit for pathogens.
  • Explain the difference between a communicable disease and a contagious disease.
  • Name the components of the infectious process cycle or infection chain.
  • Discuss the history of medical asepsis and its role in modern medicine
  • Describe principles of aseptic technique
  • Discuss fundamental principle of disease prevention from health promotion to health restoration

 

References

Student Assignment

deWit Ch 16

Write out answers to above

PowerPoint

Objectives

 

New Terminology

 

G. Methods of Control of Microbes                                   Week 6

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  •  Explain how the growth of microorganisms may be controlled and the importance of this to public health.
  • Explain the difference between pasteurization and sterilization.
  • List at least 5 precautions that are used in hospitals to prevent transmission of disease.
  • List at least 4 emerging diseases according to your text.
  • Identify characteristics, concepts, and processes related to transmission of communicable diseases including individual risk factors

References

Student Assignment

deWit Ch 17

Write out answers to above

Tabers

Objectives

PowerPoint

New Terminology

 H. Major Exam                                                                         Week 7

 I. Bacteria                                                                                 Week 8

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the general structure of bacteria.
  • List at least 5 diseases caused by bacteria.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 211

Write out answers to above

Colbert pgs. 77

Objectives

Tabers  

New Terminology

PowerPoint

 

Video:  “Bacteria and Viruses”

 

J. Viruses                                                                                Week 9

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the general structure of viruses.
  • Explain how viruses cause disease.
  • List at least 5 diseases caused by viruses.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 211-212

Write out answers to above

Colbert pgs. 77, 78

Objectives

PowerPoint        

New Terminology

K.Major Exam                                                                        Week 10

 

L.Fungi                                                                                    Week 11

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the general structure of fungi.
  • Describe the differences between yeast  and molds.
  • Describe the differences between superficial and systemic mycoses.
  • List at least 3 diseases caused by fungi.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 212, 213

Write out answers to above

Colbert pg. 79

Objectives

Tabers  

New Terminology

PowerPoint

 

M.Protozoa                                                                             Week 12

At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the general structure of protozoa.
  • List at least 5 diseases caused by protozoa.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 212

Write out answers to above

Colbert pgs. 80

Objectives

Tabers  

New Terminology

PowerPoint

 

N. Worms (Helminths) and Arthropods                         Week 12

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Name the common worm infestations.
  • Name the arthropods that are vectors of disease.
  • List at least 4 diseases spread by vectors.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 212

Write out answers to above

Tabers  

Objectives

PowerPoint

New Terminology

 O. Immunity                                                                           Week 14

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

 At the completion of this lesson, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the role of the thymus in immunity
  • Explain what is meant by immunity
  • Describe humoral immunity and cell-mediated immunity
  • Describe the responses to a first and second exposure to a pathogen
  • Explain the difference between genetic immunity and acquired immunity
  • Explain the difference between passive acquired immunity and active acquired immunity
  • Explain how vaccines work
  • Define HIV, AIDS.
  • Briefly discuss the etiology of AIDS.
  • Discuss the modes of HIV-AIDS transmission and prevention of spread.
  • List standard precautions employed by the health care workers to prevent the risk of acquiring and/or transmitting the HIV infection.

References

Student Assignment

deWit pgs. 16 & 17

Write out answers to above

Colbert pgs. 371-382

Objectives

Tabers  

New Terminology

PowerPoint

 

Video:  “It Won’t Happen To Me (HIV)” “Immune System Disorders”

 

 P. Major Exam                                                                   Week 15

 

Q. Final Exam                                                                    Week 16