Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles, 1st edition

  • Lourdes P. Norman-McKay

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Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles teaches microbiology fundamentals in a manner that will encourage you to think clinically and critically. Author Norman-McKay's conversational writing style employs accessible analogies and humor to engage you while new research-based learning design principles help focus you on what is truly important.

Developed for allied health professionals, this 1st Edition aligns with ASM's Curriculum Guidelines for Microbiology in Nursing and Allied Health, featuring NCLEX/HESI/TEAS-style questions.

Published by Pearson (June 21st 2019) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780135876831

Subject: Microbiology

Category: Mixed Majors Microbiology


  1. Introduction to Microbiology
  2. Biochemistry Basics
  3. Introduction to Prokaryotic Cells
  4. Introduction to Eukaryotic Cells
  5. Genetics
  6. Viruses and Prions
  7. Fundamentals of Microbial Growth
  8. Microbial Metabolism
  9. Principles of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology
  10. Host-Microbe Interactions and Pathogenesis
  11. Innate Immunity
  12. Adaptive Immunity
  13. Immune System Disorders
  14. Vaccines and Biotechnology-Based Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  15. Antimicrobial Drugs
  16. Respiratory System Infections
  17. Skin and Eye Infections
  18. Nervous System Infections
  19. Digestive System Infections
  20. Urinary and Reproductive System Infections
  21. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Infections

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