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AA: Nursing Knowledge AA-02: Microbiology
No. Competency Item NAC DEV COM DTE EXC
AA-02-01 Explain characteristics of micro-organisms and their role in the transmission of disease.
AA-02-02 Describe and differentiate pathogens and non-pathogens.
AA-02-03 Describe and differentiate bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.
AA-02-04 Describe the normal micro-organisms within the human body.
AA-02-05 Describe conditions for growth and transferability of micro-organisms.
AA-02-06 Explain the concept of asepsis.
AA-02-07 Explain the principles of disease prevention and health promotion.
AA-02-08 Explain how microorganisms beneficial to human health, e.g. intestinal bacteria.
AA-02-09 Understand microbial collection, culturing and identifying techniques.
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