Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles, 2nd edition

  • Lourdes P. Norman-McKay

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Microbiology: Basic and Clinical Principles is written from the ground up for pre-nursing and allied health students. The text  teaches  the fundamentals of microbiology with a  clinical focus to give you practice applying critical thinking to real-world healthcare scenarios. This is the first microbiology text written to emphasize medically relevant topics and  to  align with ASM's Curriculum Guidelines  for  Microbiology in Nursing and  Allied Health. 

In the 2nd Edition,  interactive features expand the clinical focus and help further  link lecture and  lab content.  This edition provides extensive Covid-19  coverage; updated sepsis scoring standards; new therapeutics, diagnostics, and preventatives; updates to transmission precautions; and diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM.  You'll learn why microbiology matters, as you prepare to be one of tomorrow's healthcare heroes.  

Published by Pearson (June 1st 2022) - Copyright © 2023

ISBN-13: 9780137661619

Subject: Microbiology

Category: Mixed Majors Microbiology

Table of contents

  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 and Decontamination
  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. Biomedical Applications: Vaccines, Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Molecular Method
  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


  1. Answers to End of Chapter Questions
  2. Credits - Online Only
  3. ABRIDGED: Microbiology in Nursing and Allied Health (MINAH) Undergraduate Curriculum Guidelines - Online Only

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