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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAST 1240 - Infection Control Practices

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: MAST 1201 , MAST 1202 , and MAST 1203  all with grade C or better

This course focuses on fundamental skills needed to provide safe care for patients and protect against health threats to the practitioners. It emphasizes psychomotor skills related to hand washing, medical and surgical asepsis, bloodborne pathogens, sterilization procedures, wound care, dressing changes, and biohazardous wastes.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, student will be able to describe the infection cycle:


  1. List the major types of infectious agents
  2. Describe the infection cycle:
    1. Reservoir
    2. Susceptible host
    3. Means of transmission
    4. Portals of entry
    5. Portals of exit
  3. List examples of bloodborne pathogens and dedcribe their means of transmission in a healthcare setting.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, student will be able to define:


  1. Medical asepsis
  2. Surgical asepsis
  3. Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    1. All body fluids, secretions, and excretions
    2. Blood
    3. Non-intact skin
    4. Mucous membranes

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, student will be able identify Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations that impact healthcare practices.


  1. Recognize implications for failure to comply with Center for Disease Control (CDC) regulations

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, student will be able to practice aseptic techniques.


  1. Selection of appropriate barrier/personal protective equipment (PPE)
  2. Perform hand washing
  3. Prepare items for autoclaving
  4. Perform sterilization procedures
  5. Prepare a sterile field
  6. Perform within a sterile field
  7. Perform wound care
  8. Perform dressing change
  9. Demonstrate proper disposal of bio hazardous materials:
    1. Sharps
    2. Regulated wastes

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Medical Asepsis and OSHA Standards
    1. Hand washing
    2. Alcohol Based Hand Rub
    3. Gloving
  2. Sterilization and Disinfection
    1. Sanitization, Disinfection and Sterilization of instruments
    2. Autoclaving
  3. Minor Office Surgery
    1. Sterile Gloving
    2. Sterile Dressing Changes
    3. Sutures and Staples
    4. Medical Office Instruments
    5. Assisting in Minor Office Surgery
    6. Bandaging
    7. PPE
    8. Wound care

Primary Faculty
Austin, Delena
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Primeau, Paula
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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