CACMLE Microbiology/Virology Courses

066.1-Online: Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications


Contact Hours (Points): 12

This self-study course will serve as an introduction to the adverse effects that microorganisms (microbes) have on the human body. These effects are divided into two major subdivisions: infectious diseases and microbial intoxications. Briefly stated, infectious diseases involve pathology that occurs following colonization of the body by a disease-causing microbe or pathogen (ie., pathology resulting from the actual presence of the pathogen on or in the body). Microbial intoxications involve pathology that results from toxins (poisons) produced by pathogens. Microbial intoxications often result from the ingestion of a toxin that was produced outside of the body; thus, colonization by the pathogen is not necessary for microbial intoxications to occur. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to describe the various ways microbial intoxication occurs. This course was updated in 2013. The exam to the entire course is unchanged.

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Introduction to Infectious Diseases and Microbial Intoxications

Self-Study 066.1 – Basic Level

Contact Hours (Points): 12

Written by Paul G. Engelkirk PhD and Janet Duben-Engelkirk EdD.
Revised and Updated by Robert C. Fader, PhD, D(ABMM).

1999. Updated 2013 (Exam is unchanged).

Online – 066.1: Course Taken Online: $120.00 BUY NOW

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Pathogens; Cellular Pathogens; Acellular Pathogens; Indigenous Microflora and Opportunistic Pathogens; Infection” versus “Infectious Disease”; The Four Periods or Phases of an Infectious Disease; Localized versus Systemic Infections; Acute, Subacute, and Chronic Diseases; Symptoms of a Disease versus Signs of a Disease; Latent Infections; Primary versus Secondary Infections; The Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases; Virulence; Virulence Factors (Attributes That Enable Pathogens to Escape Destruction and Cause Disease); Attachment; Receptors and Adhesins; Bacterial Fimbriae (Pili); Intracellular Survival Mechanisms; Obligate Intracellular Pathogens; Capsules; Flagella; Exoenzymes; Necrotizing Enzymes; Coagulase; Kinases; Hyaluronidase; Collagenase; Hemolysins; Lecithinase; Toxins; Mechanisms by Which Pathogens Escape the Immune Response; Antigenic Variation; Camouflage and Molecular Mimicry; Destruction of Antibodies; Resistance to Antimicrobial Agents; Epidemiology; Epidemiologic Terminology; The Chain of Infection; Reservoirs of Infection; Zoonoses; Human Carriers; Inanimate Reservoirs; Modes of Transmission; Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), Nosocomial Infections; Standard Precautions; Transmission-Based Precautions; Reverse Isolation


Infectious Diseases of the Skin; Viral Infections of the Skin; Bacterial Infections of the Skin; Fungal Infections of the Skin; Burn and Wound Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Eyes; Viral Infections of the Eyes; Bacterial Infections of the Eyes; Protozoal Infections of the Eyes; Infectious Diseases of the Ears; Viral and Bacterial Ear Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Mouth; Bacterial Infections of the Oral Cavity; Infectious Diseases of the Respiratory System; Nonspecific Respiratory Infections; Specific Viral Respiratory Infections; Specific Bacterial Respiratory Infections; Specific Fungal Respiratory Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System; Viral Gastrointestinal Infections; Bacterial Gastrointestinal Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Genitourinary System; Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Urinary Tract Infections; Viral Genitourinary Tract Infection; Bacterial Genitourinary Tract Infections; Protozoal Genitourinary Tract Infections; Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Infectious Diseases of the Circulatory System; Nonspecific Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Diseases; Viral Lymphatic and Cardiovascular Infections; Rickettsial and Ehrlichial Cardiovascular Infections; Other Bacterial Cardiovascular Infections; Protozoal Cardiovascular Infections; Infectious Diseases of the Nervous System; Viral Infections of the Nervous System; Bacterial Infections of the Nervous System; Protozoal Infections of the Nervous System; Fungal Infections of the Nervous System


Bacterial Intoxications (Bacterial Foodborne Intoxications, Foodborne Infections, and Food Poisoning); Botulism; Clostridium perfringens Food Intoxication; Staphylococcal Food Intoxication; Algal Intoxications (Phycotoxicoses); Dinoflagellates; Pfiesteria piscicida; Fungal Intoxications (Mycotoxicoses)

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