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Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology

ISBN: 9781416061656 | 1416061657
Edition: 4th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
Pub. Date: 3/9/2010

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Providing a solid introduction to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. A reader-friendly, "building block" approach to microbiology moves progressively from basic concepts to advanced understanding, guiding you through the systematic identification of etiologic agents of infectious diseases.

-Building block approach encourages recall of previously learned information, enhancing your critical and problem solving skills.

-Case in Point feature introduces case studies at the beginning of each chapter.

-Issues to Consider encourages you to analyze and comprehend the case in point.

-Key Terms provide a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter.

-Objectives give a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.

-Points to Remember summarize and help clearly identify key concepts covered in each chapter.

-Learning assessment questions evaluate how well you have mastered the material.

-New content addresses bone and joint infections, genital tract infections, and nosocomial infections.

-Significantly updated chapter includes current information on molecular biology and highlights content on multidrug resistant bacteria.

-Reorganized chapters accent the most relevant information about viruses and parasites that are also transmissible to humans.

-Case studies on the Evolve site let you apply the information that you learn to realistic scenarios encountered in the laboratory.

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