This course will review the role that the healthcare environment has in the transmission of infectious diseases. Students will learn about the importance of maintaining a safe and clean environment via engineering controls, maintenance of air handling and water systems, cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. Students will learn about specific environmental vectors and vehicles for disease transmission, how to monitor the environment to prevent disease, and how to respond to outbreaks associated with the environment in healthcare.
College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: EOH 651 [Min Grade: C] and EOH 655 [Min Grade: C]
In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.
For additional information, and an up-to-date list of the writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Drexel University Writing Center page