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Written in a straightforward and engaging style, this premier textbook provides students with the foundation in microbiology that they need to perform their day-to-day duties in a safe and knowledgeable manner. Coverage includes the core themes and concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American Society for Microbiology.
Developed for current and future healthcare professionals, this textbook offers vital coverage of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents, epidemiology and public health, hospital-acquired infections, infection control, and the ways in which microorganisms cause disease. Engelkirk and Burton covers a variety of topics from the discovery of microorganisms to viruses, bacteria, protazoa, prions and the chemistry in cellular metabolism. This comprehensive new edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body protects itself from pathogens and infectious diseases.
Table of Contents
Section I Introduction to Microbiology
Chapter 1: Microbiology- The Science
Chapter 2: Viewing the Microbial World
Section II Introduction to Microbes and Cellular Biology Chapter 3: Cell Structure and Taxonomy
Chapter 4: Microbial Diversity, Part 1: Acellular and Procaryotic Microbes
Chapter 5: Microbial Diversity, Part 2: Eucaryotic Microbes
Section III Chemical and Genetic Aspects of Microorganisms
Chapter 6: Biochemistry: The Chemistry of Life
Chapter 7: Microbial Physiology and Genetics
Section IV Controlling the Growth of Microbes Chapter 8: Controlling Microbial Growth In Vitro
Chapter 9: Controlling Microbial Growth In Vivo Using Antimicrobial Agents
Section V Environmental and Applied Microbiology
Chapter 10: Microbial Ecology and Microbial Biotechnology
Chapter 11: Epidemiology and Public Health
Section VI Microbiology Within Healthcare Facilities
Chapter 12: Healthcare Epidemiology
Chapter 13: Diagnosing Infectious Diseases
Section VII Pathogenesis and Host Defense Mechanisms
Chapter 14: Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 15: Nonspecific Host Defense Mechanisms
Chapter 16: Specific Host Defense Mechanisms: An Introduction to Immunology
Section VIII Major Infectious Diseases of Humans
Chapter 17: Overview of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 18: Viral Infections
Chapter 19: Bacterial Infections
Chapter 20: Fungal Infections
Chapter 21: Parasitic Infections Appendix
A: Answers to Self-Assessment Exercises Appendix
B: Compendium of Important Bacterial Pathogens of Humans Appendix
C: Useful Conversions Appendix
D: Greek Alphabet Glossary Index