Medical Microbiology (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science)

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Designed to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today, The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series combines essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice, demonstrating how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled with the analytical approaches 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.

A new volume in this exciting series, Medical Microbiology examines microbiology from the viewpoint of the biomedical scientist based in a laboratory. Adopting a holistic approach to the study of pathogens and their isolation and identification, it explains the basis of key laboratory techniques as well as the scientific theory that underpins them. With a focus on the many branches of medical microbiology--including bacteriology, mycology, and virology--each process is covered in sufficient detail to ensure that students understand how and why a result is generated and the pitfalls of the processes involved. The text is enhanced by numerous case studies, examples, and full color throughout. A Companion Website offers resources for students and instructors, including a fully interactive digital microscope, self-assessment activities, and video podcasts.

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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 technical manager for the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals Foundation Trust in 2003. His main research area is in bacterial identification, which has resulted in a number of publications, and two successful patents for the development of novel selective media. He has been a lecturer at Northumbria University for the past 10 years, and a member of the IBMS Scientific Advisory Panel for Microbiology since 2005. In 2007 Michael was appointed IBMS Deputy Chief Examiner.

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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, Department of Biotechnology and Environmental Biology RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

"I would definitely include this in my reading list. I think it's an excellent read and entirely appropriate for scientists studying microbiology or practising it within the NHS."

--Dr Tony Worthington, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Microbiology, Aston University, Birmingham

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