Medical Microbiology

Paperback | February 27, 2014

byMichael Ford

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series has been written to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled to the analyticalapproaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. The series: * Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine.* Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession.* Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine.* Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context via clinical case studies. Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results aregenerated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Medical Microbiology features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book, available to download For students:* An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples* Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

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Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease w...

Dr Michael Ford has worked in Microbiology for over 20 years and has a wide experience in all areas of a diagnostic service. Michael was appointed Operational Services Manager for The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2003. His main research area is in bacterial identification, which has resulted in a number of publ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:504 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 27, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655138

ISBN - 13:9780199655137

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Table of Contents

1. Michael Ford: Introduction to Microbiology2. John Perry: Identification tests3. John Perry: Culture media4. Jenny Andrews: Susceptibility testing and antibiotic assay5. Derek Law: Blood cultures6. Clive Graham: Investigation of urine samples7. Steve Davies and Mark Tovey: Investigation of wound, tissue, and genital samples8. Derek Law: Examination of cerebrospinal fluid and fluids from sterile sites9. Louise Hill-King: Investigation of respiratory samples10. Michael Ford and Kathy Nye: Investigation of gastrointestinal specimens11. Tony Worthington: Clinical parasitology12. Sheila Morgan and Michael Ford: Infection prevention and control13. Jayne Harwood: Laboratory investigations of viral infections14. Derek Law: Clinical mycology15. Lynn G. Dover: Pathogenesis16. Jane Harwood: Molecular diagnostics and investigation17. Malcolm Holliday: Procedures for sample collection, transport and processing

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"As a laboratory professional I would choose to recommend this text over others for those students wanting a career in laboratory medicine." --Dr Danilla Grando, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia