Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional

Microbiology for the Healthcare Professional

By Karin C. VanMeter, PhD, Independent Education Consultant, Lecturer, Lecturer, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA; Lecturer, Gerontology Program, College of Human Sciences; Adjunct Instructor, Des Moines Area Community College, Des Moines, IA; William G. VanMeter, PhD (deceased), Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA and Robert J Hubert, BS, Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Animal Science, Microbiology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, IA


1. Scope of Microbiology

2. Chemistry of Life

3. Cell Structure and Function

4. Microbiological Laboratory Techniques

5. Safety Issues

6. Bacteria and Archaea

7. Viruses

8. Eukaryotic Microorganisms

9. Infection and Disease

10. Infections of the Integumentary System, Soft Tissue, and Muscle

11. Infections of the Respiratory System

12. Infections of the Gastrointestinal System

13. Infections of the Nervous System and Senses

14. Infections of the Circulatory System

15. Infections of the Urinary System

16. Infections of the Reproductive System

17. Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases

18. Emerging Infectious Diseases

19. Physical and Chemical Methods of Control

20. The Immune System

21. Pharmacology

22. Antimicrobial Drugs

23. Human Age and Microorganisms

24. Microorganisms in the Environment and Environmental Safety

25. Biotechnology

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