The course provides you with an understanding of the various types of
micro-organisms, their role in spreading infectious disease and how they
can be controlled. This general introduction to microbiology, includes a
description of the various types of micro-organisms and infectious diseases, and considers micro-organisms in the context of dental practice. The dental hygienist must be aware of and take the necessary steps to control infectious micro-organisms present in that environment. Information is provided so that the student will have a greater appreciation of the rationale, as well as improved understanding and knowledge of the procedures necessary to prevent disease transmission and cross infection.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 27,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training. Saskatchewan Polytechnic engages in applied research, drawing on faculty expertise to support innovation by employers, and providing students the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills.