Problem-Based Learning Approach in Microbiology

Problem-Based Learning Approach in Microbiology

1st Edition - February 1, 2023

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  • Authors: Khalid Bindayna, Jameela Al-Salman
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323950923

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Problem-Based Learning Approach in Microbiology is an organ-based study of microbiology and infectious diseases using real patient problems (cases) and cases edited for educational purposes. This approach provides case studies to stimulate interactive learning and facilitate basic knowledge for clinical training. In seven sections, each problem begins with a clinical case scenario that is followed by the learning objectives. The question-and-answer section facilitates student-tutor interaction, thereby resulting in a problem-solving approach. The etiological agent is then described in complete detail, comprising the epidemiology and pathogenicity of the agent, the host immune response, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic and therapeutic measures. This book includes a wide-spectrum of commonly encountered infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases and immunological diseases. It caters to the need for fundamental knowledge through an alternative approach achieved by dividing the book into sections and facilitates a more effective learning process.

Key Features

  • Provides clinical cases to ensure exposure to stimulating interactive learning, in addition to enhancing the readers’ ability to correlate concepts in microbiology, immunology and infectious diseases
  • Includes a question-and-answer section to facilitate student-teacher interaction
  • Focuses on the etiological agent responsible for the disease manifested in each case, providing a comprehensive overview of the epidemiology and pathogenicity of the agent, the host immune response, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic and therapeutic measures


Researchers In microbiology and infectious diseases, Professors and teachers teaching medicine, infectious diseases, and microbiology, allied health students, advanced level graduate medical, microbiology, and infectious diseases students

Table of Contents

  • 1. Basic concepts in microbiology and immunology
    1.1 Sterilization and disinfection
    1.2 Patient’s safety and informed consent
    1.3 Mechanisms of fever and inflammation
    1.4 Antibiotics, resistance, and nosocomial infections
    2.Infections of the central and sensory nervous system
    2.1 Shingles - Herpes zoster virus
    2.2 Pre-septal cellulitis – Hemophilus influenzae
    2.3 Brain empyema – Streptococcus pyogenes
    3.Infections of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary systems
    3.1 Klebsiella pneumoniae Liver Abscess – Klebsiella pneumoniae
    3.2 Hepatitis – Cytomegalovirus
    3.3 Food poisoning – Shigella flexneri
    4.Infections of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
    4.1 Tetanus – Clostridium tetani
    4.2 Community-acquired pneumonia – Streptococcus pneumoniae
    4.3 Cystic fibrosis – Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    4.4 Bronchiolitis - Respiratory syncytial virus
    4.5 Tuberculosis – Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    5. Infections of the urogenital tract
    5.1 Urinary tract infection – ESBL-producing Escherichia coli
    6. Infections of the blood, skin, and the musculoskeletal system
    6.1 Meningococcemia – Neisseria meningitidis
    6.2 Malaria – Plasmodium vivax
    6.3 Foot infection – Staphylococcus aureus
    7. Infections in the immunocompromised host and immunization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: February 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323950923

About the Authors

Khalid Bindayna

Professor of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain , 30 years experience teaching in problem-based learning (PBL). Ph.D. in microbiology from Imperial college of medicine London, publication of over 30 articles in peer reviewed medical journals including the Lancet.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain

Jameela Al-Salman

Ministry of Health, Associated Professor of infectious diseases, 20 years experiences in teaching in PBL, MD in medicine, American board certified infectious diseases, and consultant, Infectious diseases. publication over 30 articles in peers reviewed medical journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Ministry of Health, Consultant Infectious Diseases, Sanabis, Bahrain

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