ISBN: 9780323320924
Page Count: 544
Imprint: Mosby
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Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 2nd Edition

by Karin C. VanMeter, PhD and Robert J Hubert, BS
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ISBN: 9780323320924
Page Count: 544
Imprint: Mosby
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Easily understood by students without any chemistry or biology background, Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 2nd Edition offers an excellent foundation for understanding the spread, treatment, and prevention of infectious disease — critical knowledge for today’s healthcare professional. This straightforward introductory text makes microbiology approachable and easy to learn, presenting just the right level of information and detail to help you comprehend future course material and apply concepts to your new career.

    • Focuses on just the necessary information the introductory microbiology student needs to know, saving time and allowing you to focus on what is most important.
    • UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know boxes put material in perspective, helping you to understand the history, impact and future of the topics under discussion.
    • UNIQUE! Life Application boxes provide fun facts on how chapter topics apply to real world situations and events.
    • UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes share anecdotal information about various pathological conditions.
    • UNIQUE! Healthcare Application tables focus on pathogens as they relate to topics discussed in the chapter.
    • Chapter outlines and key terms provide a framework for every chapter, enabling more efficient and effective learning.
    • Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through content that needs to be mastered.
    • Twenty review questions at the end of each chapter test you retention and help you identify areas requiring further study.
    • UPDATED! Additional micrographs and cellular photos from author’s collection help engage you.
    • NEW! Appendix on key human bacterial pathogens arranged by body system with text page references provides a quick reference to diseases, organisms, and their characteristics.
  • Section 1: Basic Science
    1. Scope of Microbiology
    2. Chemistry of Life
    3. Cell Structure and Function
    4. Bacteria and Archaea
    5. Viruses
    6. Eukaryotic Microorganisms
    Section 2: Tools for Study and Control of Microorganisms
    7. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control
    8. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques
    9. Microbiological Laboratory Safety Issues 
    10. Pharmacology
    11. Antimicrobial Drugs
    Section 3: Infection, Disease, and Defense
    12. Infection and Disease
    13. The Immune Response and Lymphatic System
    Section 4: Effects on Specific Body Systems
    14. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal System
    15. Infections of the Respiratory System
    16. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System
    17. Infections of the Nervous System and Sensory Structures
    18. Infections of the Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems
    19. Infections of the Urinary System
    20. Infections of the Reproductive System
    Section 5: Factors Contributing to the Effects of Microorganisms on Human Health
    21. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
    22. Human Age and Infections
    23. Microorganisms in the Environment and Effects on Human Health
    24. Emerging Infectious Diseases
    25. Biotechnology
    Appendix A: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology
    Appendix B: Medically Significant Microorganisms by Body Systems
    Appendix C: Bibliography
    Glossary
  • Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Lecturer
    Iowa State University
    Department of Biomedical Sciences
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Ames, Iowa and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator
    Iowa State University
    Department of Animal Sciences
    Ames, Iowa
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