Second Cycle - Institute of Health Sciences - Basic Medicine Science - Oral Biology
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ORB704 Cross Infection and Control in Dentistry Compulsory 1 2 4
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to provide a wide information on cross transmission of infectious agent between patients and staff within a clinical enviroment, source of infection and mode of transmission, and infection control procedures in dentistry.
Learning Outcomes
1 Uses sterilization and disinfection methods specific to the dental clinic
2 Have knowledge about control and prevention measures.
3 Detects infection-related problems and generates ideas for solutions
4 Recognizes and discusses the infectious diseases
5 Have enough information about transmitted infections in the dental clinic.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Cross infection; Source of infection and mode of transmission; Protection from infections; Sterilization and protection of instruments in dentistry; Control of sterilization; Disposal of medical waste in dentistry; Vaccination and antibiotic prophylaxis.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Cross Infection
2 Source of Infection
3 Infections Transmitted by direct contact
4 Infections Transmitted by Inhalation
5 Infection Transmitted by contaminated Instruments
6 Personal Protection
7 Instruments cleaning .
8 Midterm exam
9 Instrument Sterilization and storage
10 Desinfection and Antisepsis.
11 Control of Sterilization .
12 Disposal of Medical Waste.
13 Training of Auxiliary Staff
14 Measures for Clinical Practice
15 Vaccination and Antibiotic Prophylaxis
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, and Pfaller MA. Medical Microbiology. Fourth edition. Mosby, 2002.
DeFranco AL, Locksley RM, and Robertson M. Immunity. NSP, Oxford, 2007
Baron EJ, Chang RS, Howard DH, Miller JN, and Turner JA. Medical Microbiology. A Short Course. Wiley-Liss, 1994.
Bagg J, MacFarlane TW, Poxton IR, Smith AJ. Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students. Second edition. Oxford, 2006.
Samaranayake L. Essential Microbiology for Dentistry. Third edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2007.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures supported by slides, discussion, question-answer
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Language Codes
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 2 28
Pre Class Self Study 14 3 42
Home Work 1 10 10
Seminar 1 12 12
Total 30 27 92
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