Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 4th Edition

Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology 4By

  • Connie R. Mahon, MS, MT(ASCP), CLS, Director, Staff College, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The George Washington University, Washington DC
  • Donald C. Lehman, EdD, MT(ASCP), SM(NRM), Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA
  • George Manuselis, Jr., MA, MT(ASCP), Emeritus, Medical Technology Division, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Natural Sciences and Forensic Science, Central Ohio Technical College, Newark, OH, USA

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.

New to This Edition

  • 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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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