A Clinical Approach
- Anthony Strelkauskas, Jennifer Strelkauskas, Danielle Moszyk-Strelkauskas
- Publication Date:
- November 17, 2009
- Content Details:
- 730 pages | 629 illustrations
Also of Interest
Microbiology: A Clinical Approach is a new and unique microbiology textbook for pre-nursing and allied health students. It is clinically-relevant and uses the theme of infection as its foundation,covering all standard topics taught in a pre-nursing/allied health microbiology course. The book follows a novel sequence and includes innovative chapters on emerging infectious diseases, antibiotic resistance, and bioterrorism not seen in other textbooks. Microbiology is student-friendly: its text, figures and electronic resources have been carefully designed to help students understand difficult concepts and to keep them interested in the material. The textbook is supported with a robust ancillary package for instructors which will easily allow them to incorporate the book’s new approach into their lectures. Students working towards careers in the healthcare professions will achieve success with Microbiology: A Clinical Approach.
"[Microbiology: A Clinical Approach] is true to its title, providing an up-to-date overview of infection from a clinical perspective….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….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. In addition, it is relatively inexpensive as far medical textbooks go and thus it would be appropriate for individual purchase as well as library collections." - Microbiology Today, June 2010
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, and Epidemiology
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
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
PART VII THE BEST AND THE WORST: IMPORTANT ISSUES IN MICROBIOLOGY
Answers to Questions
To access instructor resources please go to http://microsite.garlandscience.com/micro
The Art of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach
Artwork available in PowerPoint and JPEG.
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. There is one presentation for each chapter. The presentations can be used in the classroom "as is," or can be easily adapted to suit your course.
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."
Written by Sherry L. Fuller-Espie, Cabrini College, 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 fully compatible with several course management systems, including Blackboard®. The software is available for both Windows and Macintosh to qualified instructors.
To access student resources please go to http://microsite.garlandscience.com/micro
The E-Tutor provides guidance for answering all of the questions found at the end of each chapter of the book. It not only provides the right answer but also explains why a particular answer is correct.
These movies will help you understand the concepts in the book. The scripts for the movies are available in PDF format.
This is an enhanced version of the pathogens list in the book. If you click on the name of the bug, you will hear the correct pronunciation.
Available for each chapter, these will help you master the key vocabulary.
The entire glossary from the book is available online and searchable.
These topical outlines are designed to help you follow a lecture on a particular chapter. You may want to print these out, bring them to class, and annotate them during the lecture.
E-book and Custom Publishing
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Samples & Downloads
Click on any of the links below to download a printable PDF of a sample chapter.
Chapter 5: Requirements for Infection