This premier textbook gives students - with or without a background in the sciences - the foundation in microbiology they need to perform their duties as health care professionals. In an engaging style, the text covers all the core concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American Society of Microbiology. This edition has a new full-color art program and provides up-to-date coverage of microbe-associated medical problems, including 'bird flu', SARS, West Nile virus, 'mad cow disease', anthrax, and smallpox. A bound-in CD-ROM includes case studies, self-assessment exercises, terminology lists, plus 'Insight' and 'Microbiology - Hollywood Style' sections that provide clinical insights and fun facts. It is part of "Doody's Core Titles 2009".
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY Microbiology: The Science Microscopy INTRODUCTION TO MICROORGANISMS Cell Structure and Taxonomy Diversity of Microorganisms, Part 1: Acellular and Procaryotic Microbes Diversity of Microorganisms, Part 2: Eucaryotic Microbes CHEMICAL AND GENETIC ASPECTS OF MICROORGANISMS Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life Microbial Physiology and Genetics CONTROLLING THE GROWTH OF MICROORGANISMS Controlling Microbial Growth In Vitro Using Antimicrobial Agents to Control Microbial Growth In Vivo ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY Microbial Ecology Epidemiology and Public Health MICROBIOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES Healthcare Epidemiology: Nosocomial Infections and Infection Control Diagnosing Infectious Diseases PATHOGENICITY AND HOST DEFENSE MECHANISMS The Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases Nonspecific Host Defense Mechanisms Specific Host Defense Mechanisms: An Introduction to Immunology INFECTIOUS DISEASES The Major Viral, Bacterial, and Fungal Diseases of Humans The Major Parasitic Diseases of Humans: An Introduction to Medical Parasitology Appendix A: Compendium of Important Bacterial Pathogens of Humans Appendix B: Useful Conversions Appendix C: Answers to Self-Assessment Exercises Glossary