Master Medicine: Microbiology and Infection: A clinically-orientated core text with self assessment / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This series of books reflects the trend towards a core curriculum and self-directed learning. The content is restricted to the 'must know' core information presented in a synoptic style. The diagrams that support the text are in a style that the reader can remember and reproduce in examinations. Each chapter ends with a selection of self-assessment material and full explanatory answers. These consolidate and expand on the chapter contents.
The series covers the entire curriculum in approximately twelve discipline-based volumes. This volumes presents an integrated coverage of microbiology and infectious disease. Despite the use of problem- and/or topic-based curricula students still respond to the security of a well-ordered presentation of the basic information by traditional discipline.
• Concise text of the essential core material
• Accompanying self assessment material ideal for self-directed learning
• Simple line drawings of a style that can be easily reproduced in examinations
• New smaller format to fit on bookshop shelves.
• New internal design to look more up to date.
• Much stronger series cover design to encourage bookshops to display as a series.
• Increased self-assessment
• Includes the new OSCE style questions that are increasingly used in examinations.
• More consistent use of learning objectives.
• Contents refined to take account of comments on first edition.
Table of Contents
Section A: Introduction to microbiology and infection
Biology of microorganisms. Pathogenesis of infection. Diagnosis of infectious diseases. Antimicrobial chemotherapy. Prevention and control of infectious diseases.
Section B: Infection in clinical practice
Infections of the skin and soft tissues. Infections of the respiratory tract. Infections of the gastrointestinal tract and related organs. Urinary tract infections. Infections of the genital tract. Infections of the central nervous system. Infections of the eye and surrounding structures. Bone and joint infections. Congenital and neonatal infections. Infections in older children. Infections in hospital patients. Infections in immunocompromised patients. Infections in international travelers. Orphan infections.
Section C: Additional information
Bacteriology. Virology. Parasitology. Mycology. Entomology. Laboratory methodsAntimicrobial agents.