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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 right amount of information you need to know to save you valuable time.

  • Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter help you study more efficiently.

  • Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through content.

  • UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know boxes detail the history and everyday relevance of key topics to enhance your understanding.

  • UNIQUE! Life Application boxes demonstrate how science applies to real-world scenarios.

  • UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes emphasize special details and anecdotal information to give you a more comprehensive understanding of pathologic conditions.

  • UNIQUE! Healthcare Application tables provide quick access to important data on symptoms, causes, and treatments.

  • Review questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding and help you identify areas requiring further study.
  • Internet resources listed at the end of every chapter direct you to reliable sources for further research.
    • 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.

    1. Scope of Microbiology

    2. Chemistry of Life

    3. Cell Structure and Function

    4. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques

    5. Safety Issues

    6. Bacteria and Archaea

    7. Viruses

    8. Eukaryotic Microorganisms

    9. Infection and Disease

    10. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue, and Muscle

    11. Infections of the Respiratory System

    12. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System

    13. Infections of the Nervous System and Senses

    14. Infections of the Circulatory System

    15. Infections of the Urinary System

    16. Infections of the Reproductive System

    17. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases

    18. Emerging Infectious Diseases

    19. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control

    20. The Immune System

    21. Pharmacology

    22. Antimicrobial Drugs

    23. Human Age and Microorganisms

    24. Microorganisms in the Environment and Environmental Safety

    25. Biotechnology

    Appendix

    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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