The "New" Culprit in Infection: Super Bugs!


This lesson is the first of four lessons from the project, "The Absolute "YES" and "NO" in caring for patients". In this lesson plan, students will explore the extended correlation between infection control and its impact on health and economy, as well as to medical lawsuits.


Controlling the infection process in a healthcare facility will ensure a clinical environment that is as safe as possible for employees, patients, and families. The goals of infection control are to limit the presence of infectious agents, to create barriers against transmission, and to decrease the risk to others for contracting infectious diseases.

Since the infection control is very well correlated with legal aspects in healthcare, a medical assistant needs to be aware and to practice the proper clinical activities that is in compliance with the Infection control standard procedures policies and regulations.

In this lesson, students will be exposed to the understanding and skills needed in: 1) The body's defense vs superbugs; 2) The rise of antibiotic resistance; 3) Costly diseases and medical lawsuits due to infection control errors; 4) Breaking the infectious process by breaking the chain of infection.


Students will enjoy a fun filled project based learning experience. They will be exposed to a tool of logical framework thinking, in their learning process, by comparing their experiences with others and learning how to analyze them. Students learn to go beyond surface learning or simply remembering facts and formula. They move into the realm of deep learning since they are learning to relate the content to their previous knowledge.

Lesson Times

5 Minutes
Idea Generation and Thought Clustering
30 Minutes
Superbug vs superman
35 Minutes
How to break the chain of infections (1st four sessions of clinical lab)
40 Minutes
Fun in-class assignment games
35 Minutes
Wrapping up and online homework explanation
5 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Patient Care
K-12 Subjects
  • Physical / Health Education
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12
  • Adult

Standards and Objectives


Next Generation Science Standards (2)
California's 2013 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • 1. Identify the different type of pathogens, especially the superbugs with their characteristics and the diseases they cause.
  • 2. Research and provide a presentation on the concepts of the human body defense mechanisms that battles infectious agents.
  • 3. Perform the proper clinical skills infection control that complies with standard procedures policies and regulations.
  • 4. Research, analyze, and participate in debate discussions about different types of costly diseases and medical lawsuit cases related to infection control.

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