Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323320924, 9780323320931

Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional

2nd Edition

Authors: Karin VanMeter Robert Hubert
Paperback ISBN: 9780323320924
eBook ISBN: 9780323320931
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 20th August 2015
Page Count: 544

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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


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About the Authors

Karin VanMeter

Karin C. VanMeter, PhD is a lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, Iowa

Robert Hubert

Robert J. Hubert, BS is a laboratory coordinator at Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratory Coordinator, Iowa State University, Department of Animal Sciences, Ames, Iowa.