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Burton's microbiology for the health sciences

Author: Paul G Engelkirk; Gwendolyn R W Burton
Publisher: Baltimore, MD : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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"Developed for current and future healthcare professionals, the text 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. This comprehensive new edition explores the major viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic human diseases, including patient care, and how the body  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul G Engelkirk; Gwendolyn R W Burton
ISBN: 0781771951 9780781771955
OCLC Number: 70829719
Notes: Revised edition of: Microbiology for the health sciences / Gwendolyn R.W. Burton, Paul G. Engelkirk. 7th ed. c2004.
Description: xvii, 398 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. Microbiology --
the science --
2. Microscopy --
3. Cell structure and taxonomy --
4. Diversity of microorganisms, part 1 : acellular and procaryotic microbes --
5. Diversity of microorganisms, part 2 : eucaryotic microbes --
6. Biochemistry : the chemistry of life --
7. Microbial physiology and genetics --
8. Controlling microbial growth in vitro --
9. Using antimicrobial agents to control microbial growth in vivo --
10. Microbial ecology --
11. Epidemiology and public health --
12. Healthcare epidemiology : nosocomial infections and infection control --
13. Diagnosing infectious diseases --
14. Pathogenesis of infectious diseases --
15. Nonspecific host defense mechanisms --
16. Specific host defense mechanisms : an introduction to immunology --
17. Major viral, bacterial, and fungal diseases of humans --
18. Major parasitic diseases of humans : an introduction to medical parasitology.
Other Titles: Microbiology for the health sciences
Responsibility: Paul G. Engelkirk, Gwendolyn R.W. Burton.
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Offers students the foundation in microbiology they need to perform their duties as health care professionals. This text covers the core concepts outlined for an introductory course by the American  Read more...

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