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Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals  :  5th edition, 2012  - Gary Lee

Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals

5th edition, 2012

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The fifth edition retains all the strengths that have made Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals a best-selling title:

  • A sound scientific orientation  
  • Continual application to the clinical setting
  • Coverage of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • Current statistical information of disease patterns
  • Up-to-date terminology
  • An emphasis on Australian and New Zealand data and clinical settings 
  • A central theme of highlighting the relevance of microbiology to patient care
  • Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout

UNIT ONE: Fundamental Microbiology
1: The invisible world
2: Biological reactions in microbial cells
3: Bacteria
4: Genes and biotechnology
5: Viruses and viral diseases
6: Eucaryotic microorganisms: fungi, protozoa and multicellular parasites

UNIT TWO: Host–microbe Interactions
7: Host–microbe interactions and principles of disease
8: Epidemiology: how diseases are spread
9: The body’s defence systems
10: Pathogenic mechanisms and evasion strategies of microorganisms

UNIT THREE: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
11: Principles of sterilisation and disinfection
12: Antimicrobial therapy
13: Infection control in health-care facilities.
14: Issues in public health

UNIT FOUR: Infections of Body Systems
15: Microbial techniques for diagnosis of infection
16: Skin, wound and eye infections
17: Respiratory tract infections
18: Gastrointestinal tract infections
19: Cardiovascular and multisystem infections
20: Infections of the nervous system
21: Infections of the urinary and reproductive systems

ISBN: 9781442549128
ISBN-10: 1442549122
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 7th November 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 5