Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation

Paperback | July 23, 2016

byBerenice Langdon, Aodhan Breathnach

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An understanding of microbiology is an essential part of the medicine curriculum and key knowledge for a working doctor. Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation presents medical students and newly qualified doctors with a wealth of case scenarios for developing understanding ofmicrobiology in the practice setting.Spanning 14 categories of infection, the cases within the book let the reader listen-in to clinical consultations with patients exhibiting an array of symptoms, and allow them to observe the examination and specimen taking techniques, hear what advice should be given, and how the consultation can bedrawn to a close. The swabs taken in the story and the results obtained provide a clear link to the more technical information on microbiology which is then discussed. By this means each topic is embedded in clinical practice, with the relevant microbiological information being brought to the fore.By integrating the underlying science of microbiology, the symptoms presented by the patients, the consultation process, and information about the key microbes commonly associated with each infection, the book is ideal to use on a problem-based, systems-based course, or for a newly qualified doctorpracticing independently.Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation is a highly accessible text that describes the basic science of microbiology within the practice setting in an insightful and informative way. It is not only an ideal resource for medical students and newly qualified doctors, but one that isrelevant to anyone contemplating studying medicine or preparing for medical school interviews.

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An understanding of microbiology is an essential part of the medicine curriculum and key knowledge for a working doctor. Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation presents medical students and newly qualified doctors with a wealth of case scenarios for developing understanding ofmicrobiology in the practice setting.Spanning 1...

Berenice Langdon trained in Medicine at the Royal London Hospital and obtained her BSc Genetics at Edinburgh University. Prior to this Dr Langdon worked for 12 months teaching Maths and Science in a secondary school in Zimbabwe. Dr Langdon qualified as a GP at St Georges Hospital and has since worked in SW London with the exception of ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:July 23, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719841

ISBN - 13:9780198719847

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Table of Contents

1. Gastrointestinal1.1 Viral gastroenteritis1.2 Food borne gastroenteritis1.3 Traveller's diarrhoea1.4 Duodenal ulcer1.5 Diarrhoea in hospital1.6 Normal bowel flora1.7 Hepatitis A1.8 Hepatitis B1.9 Hepatitis C1.10 Threadworm infection2. Cardiovascular2.1 Endocarditis3. Respiratory3.1 Community acquired pneumonia3.2 Pneumonia in the immunocompromised3.3 COPD exacerbation3.4 Tuberculosis3.5 Influenza3.6 Bronchiolitis3.7 Croup3.8 Viral pneumonia4. CNS4.1 Bacterial meningitis4.2 Viral meningitis4.3 Neurosyphillis5. Urinary5.1 Recurrent urinary tract infection5.2 Pyelonephritis5.3 Schistosomiasis6. Genital6.1 Pelvic inflammatory disease6.2 Urethral discharge6.3 HIV seroconversion6.4 Vaginal thrush6.5 Bacterial vaginosis6.6 Cervical screening6.7 Genital herpes7. MSK7.1 Osteomyelitis8. Eye8.1 Conjunctivitis8.2 Keratoconjuctivitis9. ENT9.1 Cold/Rhinitis9.2 Tonsillitis9.3 Otitis externa9.4 Glandular fever10. Skin10.1 Abscess10.2 Impetigo10.3 Leg ulcer10.4 Acne10.5 Shingles10.6 Cutaneous viral wartsMolluscum contagiosum10.8 Orf10.9 Tinea captitis10.1 Tinea corporis10.11 Fungal nails10.12 Candida intertrigo10.13 Scabies10.14 Head lice11. Children11.1 Whooping cough11.2 MMR vaccine11.3 Post-polio-syndrome11.4 Chickenpox11.5 lapped cheek disease11.6 Roseola infantum11.7 Hand, foot, and mouth12. Pregnancy, postnatal, and congential12.1 Infections in pregnancy12.2 Post-miscarriage infection13. Hospital13.1 Sepsis (UTI)13.2 Complex intra-abdominal infection13.3 Middle-East respiratory syndrome14. International14.1 Fever: Foreign travel14.2 Malaria14.3 Lyme diseaseAppendices:A.1 Medically important bacteriaA.2 Virus classificationA.3 Notification of infectious diseasesA.4 Immunisation tableA.5 Incubation and infectivity of important childhood diseasesA.6 Infections in pregnancyA.7 Commonly used antibioticsIndex