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A Clinical Approach

Edition:
2nd
Author(s):
Anthony Strelkauskas, Angela Edwards, Beatrix Fahnert, Greg Pryor, Jennifer Strelkauskas
ISBN:
9780815345756
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
June 16, 2016
Content Details:
722 pages | 632 illustrations
Language:
English

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  • About the Book

    Book Summary

    As with the successful first edition, the new edition of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach is written specifically for pre-nursing and allied health students. It is clinically-relevant throughout and uses the theme of infection as its foundation. Microbiology is student-friendly: its text, figures, and electronic resources have been carefully designed to help students understand difficult concepts and keep them interested in the material.

    The Second Edition includes a robust instructor ancillary package that allows professors to easily incorporate the book’s unique approach into their lectures. In addition to the many free resources for students—including the E-Tutor, Bug Parade, Flashcards, and MicroMovies—the new edition is supported by Garland Science Learning System.

    The Garland Science Learning System is a homework platform designed to evaluate and improve student performance and allows instructors to select assignments on specific topics and review the performance of the entire class, as well as individual students, via the instructor dashboard. Students receive immediate feedback on their mastery of the topics, and will be better prepared for lectures and classroom discussions. The user-friendly system provides a convenient way to engage students while assessing progress. Performance data can be used to tailor classroom discussion, activities, and lectures to address students’ needs precisely and efficiently. For more information and sample material, visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/.

    Features

      New to the Second Edition:

      • Human stories added to the start of each chapter
      • Section on the clinical identification of microbes added
      • Updated coverage of microbiomes, emerging infectious diseases, vaccines, and antibiotic resistance
      • Simplified coverage of chemistry, genetics, and immunology
      • Chapters on viral infection revised
      • New chapter openings and end-of-chapter questions, and a refreshed color scheme

      PEDAGOGICAL FEATURES

      Microbiology: A Clinical Approach contains many features that make it an effective tool for teaching and learning.

      • The book opens with a Learning Skills section which introduces practical strategies for improving reading comprehension and retention.
      • The first chapter presents a series of case studies designed to grab the reader’s attention and demonstrate the vital importance of studying microbiology.
      • The Why is This Important? feature helps students understand why they need to learn the material in the chapter.
      • Chapters also start with an Overview and a chapter map which diagrams the contents. New Human Stories help students see how microbiology is relevant to healthcare.
      • Keep in Mind section summaries throughout each chapter allow the student to pause and review the material just read.
      • Fast Facts sections are designed to highlight a particularly interesting microbiology topic or fact.
      • There are three types of questions at the end of chapters. The correct answers, and explanations of the answers, are available on the Student Resource Website through the E-Tutor.

      • Multiple-choice Self Evaluation and Chapter Confidence questions test basic comprehension.
      • Depth of Understanding questions require the students to integrate important concepts in a more challenging way.

      • Clinical Corner questions ask students to apply what they have just learned to a specific clinical setting or problem.
      • The book figures are bold, bright, and user-friendly and make difficult topics easy to understand, and the authors use everyday language to explain things as simply as possible.

      • MicroMovies provide dynamic views of the microscopic and molecular worlds, and they were developed to make some of the challenging topics more accessible to students. Marginal icons indicate when a movie is available that corresponds to a particular section or figure.
      • The Pathogen List is a quick and easy reference to the pathogens mentioned in the book, their characteristics, and the diseases they cause.

      • A glossary contains definitions of the scientific and clinical terminology.

    Reviews

      "This book is true to its title, providing an up-to-date overview of infection from a clinical perspective. However, with credit, the book does not ignore the basic science behind infection, with the introductory chapters covering general background information such as the fundamental chemistry for microbiology, characteristics of micro-organisms and host immune response. The main advantage of this book is that it is organized by systems: linking the clinical syndrome to its microbiology. 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."

      –Microbiology Today

      "…this book is different from the other microbiology textbooks currently on the market. The main difference is that it makes a real and tangible effort to put students, or better, the learning process, center stage."

      –British Society for Immunology

      "The book is extensively illustrated throughout with photographs and easy to understand schematics. It is well-supported by a website for students….Instructor resources include…PowerPoint slides, question banks, and even lecture notes. These are so good I will be using it!"

      –The Biologist

      "The book is well suited for beginning nursing students and undergraduate students preparing for healthcare careers. The authors’ educational and teaching experiences situate them well to write this expansive introduction."

      –Doody’s Book Notes

  • Contents

    Learning Skills

    PART I FOUNDATIONS
    1. What Is Microbiology and Why Does It Matter?
    2. Fundamental Chemistry for Microbiology
    3. Essentials of Metabolism
    4. An Introduction to Cell Structure and Host–Pathogen Relationships

    PART II DISEASE MECHANISMS
    5. Requirements for Infection
    6. Transmission of Infection, the Compromised Host, Epidemiology, and Diagnosing Infections 
    7. Principles of Disease
    8. Emerging and Re-Emerging Infectious Diseases

    PART III CHARACTERISTICS OF DISEASE-CAUSING MICROORGANISMS
    9. The Clinical Significance of Bacterial Anatomy
    10. Bacterial Growth
    11. Microbial Genetics and Infectious Disease
    12. The Structure and Infection Cycle of Viruses
    13. Viral Pathogenesis
    14. Parasitic and Fungal Infections

    PART IV HOST DEFENSE
    15. The Innate Immune Response
    16. The Adaptive Immune Response
    17. Failures of the Immune Response

    PART V CONTROL AND TREATMENT
    18. Control of Microbial Growth with Disinfectants and Antiseptics
    19. Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Drugs
    20. Antibiotic Resistance

    PART VI MICROBIAL INFECTIONS
    21. Infections of the Respiratory System
    22. Infections of the Digestive System
    23. Infections of the Genitourinary System
    24. Infections of the Central Nervous System
    25. Infections of the Blood
    26. Infections of the Skin and Eyes

    Answers to Questions
    Glossary
    Pathogen List

  • Instructor Resources

    Instructor Resources

    Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. It provides convenient tools for instructors to track the progress of the entire class, as well as individual students, and more precisely tailor lecture and discussion to student needs. Microbiology: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition features 26 tutorials, one for each chapter of the book, all of which are designed to connect microbiology concepts to real-world issues, helping instructors to engage students in the subject. Each tutorial includes quizzes that feed back to the instructor dashboard, enabling instructors to assess the performance of the entire class or individual students.

    Visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/ for more information and sample material.

    Garland Science Instructor Resource site

    The Art of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
    The images from the book are available in two convenient formats: PowerPoint® and JPEG.

    Instructor’s Manual
    To facilitate the design of a course around this book, the authors provide: a sample syllabus, based on their course; detailed guidance on each chapter; presentation strategies; clinical connections; instructional goals; and discussion of potential problem areas for students.

    Instructor’s Lecture Outlines
    These PowerPoint presentations provide a complete set of lecture outlines for this course integrated with illustrations and tables from the book.

    MicroMovies
    Short movies have been developed to complement material in a select number of chapters, with a special emphasis on molecular genetics, virology, and immunology. The movies are identified in the text with a special icon. Each movie has a voice-over narration, and the text for this voice-over is located in the “Instructor’s Media Guide.”  The movies can easily be imported into PowerPoint presentations, and are available in two handy formats: WMV and Quick Time. Students are provided with the movies and movie scripts on the Student Resource Website.

    Instructor’s Media Guide
    This PDF overviews the multimedia package available for students and instructors.   It also contains the text of the voice-over narration for all of the “MicroMovies.”

    Question Bank
    Written by Arnold Kaplan, Washington University in St. Louis, the “Question Bank” contains over 800 questions in a variety of formats: multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, and depth-of-understanding questions organized by book chapter. Answers are also given. The questions test basic retention of scientific facts and the ability to understand and apply concepts. They are designed for quizzes and examinations, and the multiple-choice questions are suitable for use with personal response systems (clickers).

    Diploma® Computerized Question Bank

    The questions from the Microbiology: A Clinical Approach question bank have been loaded into the Diploma test generator software. The software is easy to use and can scramble questions to create multiple tests. Questions are organized by chapter and type, and can be additionally categorized by the instructor according to difficulty or subject. Existing questions can be edited and new ones added. It is compatible with several course management systems, including Blackboard®.  The software is available for both Windows and Macintosh to qualified instructors.

  • Student Resources

    Student Resources

    The Garland Science Learning System

    The Garland Science Learning System offers high-quality homework and assessment content designed to complement our textbooks. It provides convenient tools for instructors to track the progress of the entire class, as well as individual students, and more precisely tailor lecture and discussion to student needs. Microbiology: A Clinical Approach, Second Edition features 26 tutorials, one for each chapter of the book, all of which are designed to connect microbiology concepts to real-world issues, helping instructors to engage students in the subject. Each tutorial includes quizzes that feed back to the instructor dashboard, enabling instructors to assess the performance of the entire class or individual students.

    Visit http://garlandscience.rocketmix.com/ for more information and sample material.

    Garland Science Student Resource site

    The student resources are available at the Microbiology: A Clinical Approach media website:
    http://mca2.garlandscience.com/

    E-Tutor
    The E-Tutor provides guidance for answering all of the questions found at the end of each chapter of the book. The E-Tutor not only provides the right answer, but also explains in detail exactly why a particular answer is correct. The E-Tutor covers all questions in the book: the “Self Evaluation and Chapter Confidence” questions, the “Depth of Understanding” questions, and the “Clinical Corner” questions.

    MicroMovies
    A number of short movies (animations and videos) were created that will help students understand the concepts presented in the book. The movies are referenced in the textbook with an icon that indicates when a corresponding movie is available on the website.  The transcripts of the voice-over narration for each movie are also available on the website in the “Movie Scripts” PDF.

    Bug Parade
    The Bug Parade is an enhanced version of the Pathogen List found at the end of the book.  If you click on the name of the bug, you will hear the correct pronunciation.  This can be very useful since many of the Latin names are difficult to pronounce.

    Interactive Flashcards and Searchable Glossary
    Interactive Flashcards and a Searchable Glossary are available on the student resource site, and will help students master unfamiliar terms.

    Student Lecture Notes
    These topical outlines are designed to help students follow a lecture on a particular chapter.   Students may want to print these out, bring them to class, and annotate them during the lecture.

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