Strelkauskas' Microbiology: A Clinical Approach

Strelkauskas' Microbiology

A Clinical Approach
 
Edition number: 3
Publisher: Garland Science
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ISBN13:9781032043470
ISBN10:1032043474
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:751 pages
Size:276x213 mm
Weight:2040 g
Language:English
Illustrations: 459 Illustrations, color; 191 Halftones, color; 268 Line drawings, color; 84 Tables, color
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Short description:

Written for pre-nursing, nursing and allied health students, this textbook is clinically relevant and fits closely with the One Health approach. This third edition has been updated to reflect latest developments, including the COVID pandemic. The book is accompanied by a wealth of digital resources.

Long description:

As with the much-praised prior editions, the third edition of Strelkauskas' Microbiology: A Clinical Approach remains a comprehensive introductory textbook written specifically for pre-nursing, nursing and allied health students. Clinically relevant throughout, it uses the theme of infection as its foundation, fitting closely with the 'One Health' approach that is considered increasingly central to the effective control of zoonoses and to combatting antimicrobial resistance. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest developments, including the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and associated COVID-19 pandemic. The book is accompanied by a robust instructor ancillary package that allows educators to incorporate readily the book?s unique approach into their lectures and includes additional materials for students to supplement classroom learning and encourage and support study and self-reflection.


Key Features:



  • Student-focused, with all elements carefully designed to help students engage with and understand difficult concepts and to spark and hold interest

  • Dedicated learning skill section introduces practical strategies for improving comprehension and retention

  • Numerous text features further support learning and teaching, including chapter overviews, fast facts, case studies and human stories, and ?why is this important?? highlights

  • A variety of question-and-answer types for self-testing and reflection to support and assess basic learning, to challenge students to integrate important concepts and ask students to apply what they have just learned to a specific clinical setting or problem

  • All supported by a comprehensive suite of online resources including lecturer support material and, for students, interactive questions, lecture notes, MicroMovies and the BugParade

The book is an excellent resource to guide and support inter-professional education in the health sciences and an ideal entry-point to the subject for anyone coming from another discipline and invaluable supplementary reading for medical, microbiology and biomedical science students.



"The easily navigable chapters are enriched with outstanding illustrations and informative tables, and finished with salient summary points. In fact, the learning aids presented far exceeded my expectations for a textbook!.The opening pages of the book contain a wealth of guidance on how to use these features, with further complimentary resources available on-line and in the form of accompanying software for those who wish to apply for them!.it is an interesting book that has been well researched and the format makes it fun to read." Microbiology Today, June 2010



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Table of Contents:

Preface. Acknowledgments. Instructor and Student Resources. Learning Skills. Foundations. What Is Microbiology and Why Does It Matter? Fundamental Chemistry for Microbiology. Essentials of Metabolism. An Introduction to Cell Structure and Host?Pathogen Relationships. Disease Mechanisms. Requirements for Infection. Transmission of Infection, the Compromised Host, Epidemiology, and Diagnosing Infections. Principles of Disease. Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases. Characteristics of Disease-Causing Microorganisms. The Clinical Significance of Bacterial Anatomy. Bacterial Growth. Microbial Genetics and Infectious Disease. The Structure and Infection Cycle of Viruses. Viral Infection. Parasitic and Fungal Infections. Host Defense. The Innate Immune Response. The Adaptive Immune Response. Failures of the Immune Response. Control and Treatment. Control of Microbial Growth. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs. Antibiotic Resistance. Microbial Infections. Infections of the Respiratory System. Infections of the Digestive System. Infections of the Genitourinary System. Infections of the Central Nervous System. Infections of the Blood and Lymph. Infections of the Skin and Eyes. Epilogue. Multiple Choice Answers. Glossary. Pathogen List. Figure Acknowledgments. Index.