Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional,
Edition 3
By Karin C. VanMeter, PhD and Robert J. Hubert, BS

Publication Date: 24 Aug 2021

Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional, 3rd 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

  • UNIQUE! Why You Need to Know and Life Application boxes make the content more relevant by putting material in a real-world context, helping you understand how concepts apply to everyday situations.
  • UNIQUE! Medical Highlights boxes in each chapter provide anecdotal information about a pathological condition mentioned in the chapter, with illustrations and updates on new trends and information specific to the healthcare industry.
  • UNIQUE! Health Care Application tables in each chapter provide quick access to focused information on pathogens as they relate to the subject matter of the chapter, including symptoms, causes, and treatments for a given condition/pathogen when applicable.
  • Timesaving focus on just the necessary information provides the ideal level of introductory microbiology coverage.
  • Chapter outlines and key terms for every chapter enable more efficient learning.
  • Learning objectives clarify chapter goals and guide you through the content.
  • Twenty review questions at the end of each chapter test your retention and help you identify areas requiring further study.

New Features

  • NEW! The Bigger Picture section in each body system chapter identifies other body systems that might be affected by a particular microbial infection.
  • NEW! Technology Boxes highlight new technology, such as artificial intelligence, that is becoming more essential to diagnosis and treatment in the healthcare field.
About the author
By 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.
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
  7. Section 2: Tools for Study and Control of Microorganisms

  8. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control
  9. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques
  10. Microbiological Laboratory Safety Issues
  11. Pharmacology
  12. Antimicrobial Drugs
  13. Section 3: Infection, Disease and Defense

  14. Infection and Disease
  15. The Immune Response and Lymphatic System
  16. Section 4: Effects on Specific Body Systems

  17. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue and Musculoskeletal System
  18. Infections of the Respiratory System
  19. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System
  20. Infections of the Nervous System and Sensory Structures
  21. Infections of the Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems
  22. Infections of the Urinary System
  23. Infections of the Reproductive System
  24. Section 5: Factors Contributing to the Effects of Microorganisms on Human Health

  25. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases
  26. Human Age and Infections
  27. Microorganisms in the Environment and Effects on Human Health
  28. Emerging Infectious Diseases
  29. Biotechnology

Appendix A: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology

Appendix B: Medically Significant Microorganisms by Body Systems

Appendix C: Bibliography


Book details
ISBN: 9780323757041
Page Count: 496
Retail Price : £87.99

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