Microbiology with Diseases by Body System, 5th edition

Published by Pearson (January 6, 2017) © 2018

  • Robert W. Bauman Amarillo College


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For pre-nursing and allied health students including mixed-majors courses.

The invisible world of microbiology and why it matters to human life

Dr. Robert Bauman's Microbiology with Diseases by Body System engages students in visualizing the invisible and in critical thinking with real-world problems. Author-created Video Tutors and Disease in Depth foster understanding and encourage students to explore microbiology. A focus on clinical applications prepares students for future success in applied practice and healthcare careers.

The 5th Edition offers compelling Clinical and Emerging Disease Case Studies to give students opportunities to apply new knowledge and explore real-world microbiology.

Hallmark features of this title

  • Micro in the Clinic features engage students at the beginning of the chapter and throughout with the chapter concluding with Micro in the Clinic Follow-up.
  • Disease in Depth 2-page spreads are highly visual and feature illustrations, micrographs and infographics with in-depth overviews of selected diseases for comprehensive study and review.
  • Clinical Case Study and Emerging Disease Case Study features discuss a patient's experience with a microbial disease and conclude with questions for the student.
  • End-of-Chapter Reviews include Concept Mapping exercises, Critical Thinking questions and Visualize It questions.

New and updated features of this title

  • Before You Begin questions refresh students' critical chemistry and general biology knowledge from pre-requisite courses and previous chapters for success in the course. 
  • MicroChecks provide an intuitive check in for students to ensure mastery of the new chapter content. 
  • Concept Maps give students the opportunity to apply content from the chapter, using these interactive meaning-building activities.
  • Solve the Problem boxes present open-ended thought experiments with multiple pathways to solving actual Microbiology scenarios and stimulate students to apply critical thinking skills to current microbiological quandaries.
  • UPDATED: Chapters 5, Microbial Metabolism, explanation of ATP Production, Energy Storage and Glycolysis, and Citric Acid Cycle have been updated. 
  • UPDATED: Chapter 8, Recombinant DNA Technology applies a new case study and new learning outcomes for CRISPR, including uses of synthetic nucleic acids, PCR, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH), functional genomics, Sanger sequencing and next generation sequencing. 

Highlights of the DIGITAL UPDATE for Mastering Microbiology (available for Spring 2021 classes)

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  • NEW: Before You Begin questions refresh students' chemistry and general biology knowledge from prerequisite courses and previous chapters that is necessary for success in the course.
  • NEW: MicroChecks give students an intuitive check to ensure mastery of the new chapter content. Immediate feedback for just-in-time remediation directs students to videos and animations to reinforce the concepts.

Features of Mastering Microbiology for the 5th Edition; published 2017

  • Micro Lab Explorations are decision-tree style lab exercises that allow students to learn important lab techniques and concepts in a low-stakes environment.
  • Video Tutors feature Dr. Bauman walking students through key concepts in microbiology to help them visualize, understand and apply important microbial processes.
  • Clinical Case Study Coaching Activities help students connect microbiological theory to real-world diagnosis and treatment as they put knowledge into practice.
  • ASM Curriculum Guidelines pre-test/post-test assessments provide efficient, customizable assessment of 6 underlying concepts and 22 topics of lasting importance as determined by the American Society of Microbiology.

Features of Pearson eText for the 5th Edition (available for Spring 2021 classes)

  • NEW: Before You Begin questions refresh students' chemistry and general biology knowledge from prerequisite courses and previous chapters that is necessary for success in the course. 
  • NEW: MicroChecks provide an intuitive check in for students to ensure mastery of the new chapter content. 
  • NEW: Concept Maps give students the opportunity to apply content from the chapter with these interactive meaning-building activities.
  1. A Brief History of Microbiology
  2. The Chemistry of Microbiology
  3. Cell Structure and Function
  4. Microscopy; Staining; and Classification
  5. Microbial Metabolism
  6. Microbial Nutrition and Growth
  7. Microbial Genetics
  8. Recombinant DNA Technology
  9. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Environment
  10. Controlling Microbial Growth in the Body: Antimicrobial Drugs
  11. Characterizing and Classifying Prokaryotes
  12. Characterizing and Classifying Eukaryotes
  13. Characterizing and Classifying Viruses; Viroids; and Prions
  14. Infection; Infectious Diseases; and Epidemiology
  15. Innate Immunity
  16. Adaptive Immunity
  17. Immunization and Immune Testing
  18. Immune Disorders
  19. Microbial Diseases of the Skin and Wounds
  20. Microbial Diseases of the Nervous System and Eyes
  21. Microbial Cardiovascular and Systemic Diseases
  22. Microbial Diseases of the Respiratory System
  23. Microbial Diseases of the Digestive System
  24. Microbial Diseases of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
  25. Applied and Industrial Microbiology
  26. Microbiology Ecology and Microbiomes

About our authors

ROBERT W. BAUMAN is a professor of biology and past chairman of the Department of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. He has taught microbiology, human anatomy and physiology, and botany for over thirty years. In 2004, the students of Amarillo College selected Dr. Bauman as the recipient of the John F. Mead Faculty Excellence Award and he has been nominated for the one-time award every year since. He received an M.A. degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University. His research interests have included the morphology and ecology of freshwater algae, the cell biology of marine algae (particularly the deposition of cell walls and intercellular communication), environmentally triggered chromogenesis in butterflies, and terrestrial oil pollution remediation by naturally occurring bacteria. He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology (ASM) where he has held national offices, Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) where he serves in a statewide position of leadership, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), and The Lepidopterists' Society. When he is not writing books, he enjoys spending time with his family: gardening, hiking, camping, rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, skiing, and reading by a crackling fire in the winter and in a gently swaying hammock in the summer.

TODD P. PRIMM (contributor) is a Professor at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches pre-nursing and general microbiology. He also serves as Director of the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence, which focuses on improving teaching and learning on campus. In 2010, he was Distinguished Alumnus of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences of Baylor College of Medicine, where he earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. He received a B.S. from Texas A&M University. He is very active in the American Society for Microbiology and received the Texas Branch 2015 Faculty Teaching Award. He was chair of the organizing committee for the 2013 ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, participated in the 2012 Research Residency of the ASM/NSF Biology Scholars Program, and currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. He is also an affiliate staff member with the international organization Cru. He loves teaching and mentoring students and spending time with his wonderful wife of 25 years and their five children.

About the Clinical Consultants

CECILY D. COSBY is nationally certified as both a family nurse practitioner and physician assistant. She is a professor of nursing, currently teaching at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, and has been in clinical practice since 1980. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of California, San Francisco; her BSN from California State University, Long Beach; and her P.A. certificate from the Stanford Primary Care program. She is the Director of Samuel Merritt University's Doctor of Nursing Practice Program.

JEAN E. MONTGOMERY is a registered nurse formerly teaching in the associate degree nursing program at Austin Community College in Texas. She received her MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas.

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