Designed for associate-degree MLT/CLT programs and baccalaureate MT/CLS programs, this textbook presents the essentials of clinical microbiology. It provides balanced coverage of specific groups of microorganisms and the work-up of clinical specimens by organ system, and also discusses the role of the microbiology laboratory in regard to emerging infections, healthcare epidemiology, and bioterrorism. Clinical case studies and self-assessment questions show how to incorporate the information into everyday practice.
More than 400 illustrations and visual information displays enhance the text. Essentials boxes, chapter outlines, key terms, summaries, and other study aids help students retain information.
A bound-in CD-ROM includes additional review questions, case studies, and Web links.
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1. I’ll be honest, I am a slow learner… This book is great, it’s has great explanations. I started studying this the summer before the actual class and totally understood the concepts before it was taught to me (thats not an easy thing for me to do). I have an “A” in class thus far and a lot of it is due to the book itself explaining everything in great detail and easy to understand English!!
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3. Just what I needed for my Microbiology and Pathogenic class. It is also a very good book; easy to understand and has all the important information for identification and classification of microorganisms. This book does not have a chapter on cellular respiration which we did have to cover in class, but overall this book is easy to understand and very helpful.
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