Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional


  • Karin VanMeter, PhD, Lecturer Iowa State University Department of Biomedical Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine Ames, Iowa
  • Robert Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator Iowa State University Department of Animal Sciences Ames, Iowa
  • William VanMeter, PhD (deceased), Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA

Even if you’ve never studied chemistry or biology before, this straightforward text makes microbiology easy to learn and helps you understand the spread, control, and prevention of infections. Content is logically organized and reflects just the right level of detail to give you a solid foundation for success, enabling you to connect concepts to real-world practice and confidently apply your scientific knowledge to patient care.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04594-0

Table of Contents

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