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Medical Microbiology for Health Professionals

Author(s): Judy Gnarpe

Edition: 3

Copyright: 2019

Pages: 596

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Medical Microbiology for Health Professionals presents the reader with new up-to-date information about recent advances in our understanding of health and disease. The knowledge we now have about the role of biofilms in infection helps us understand how infections can become chronic and difficult to treat. Biofilms are part of what we describe as the human microbiome. The microorganisms within our microbiome are revealing themselves as integral to human development, and new information has come to light which may give us more control and allow us to manipulate human health.

New to this version of the book is a set of multiple choice and short answer questions for each chapter which will allow students to increase and practice the knowledge acquired, and a chapter on biofilms and the human microbiome.

Preface
Learning Objectives

Chapter 1: Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Chapter 2: Basic Bacteriology
Chapter 3: Basic Virology
Chapter 4: Basic Mycology
Chapter 5: Basic Parasitology
Chapter 6: Nosocomial Infection, Disinfection, and Sterilization
Chapter 7: Antimicrobials
Chapter 8: The Innate Immune Response
Chapter 9: The Adaptive (or Acquired) Immune System
Chapter 10: Hypersensitivity and Vaccines
Chapter 11: Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
Chapter 12: Normal Flora and Epidemiology
Chapter 13: Skin and Wound Infections
Chapter 14: Eye Infections
Chapter 15: Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Chapter 16: Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Chapter 17: Upper Alimentary Tract Infections
Chapter 18: Lower Alimentary Tract Infections
Chapter 19: Urinary Tract Infections
Chapter 20: Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter 21: Neonatal, Perinatal, and Congenital Infections
Chapter 22: Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections
Chapter 23: Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Infections
Chapter 24: HIV and Immunodeficiency
Chapter 25: Laboratory Techniques for Diagnosis of Infection
Chapter 26: Biofilms and the Microbiome

Appendix A: Top Organisms to Know
Appendix B: Case Questions
Index

Judy Gnarpe

Judy Gnarpe has extensive experience with clinical microbiology.  She began by working as a clinical microbiologist in a hospital laboratory in Gävle, Sweden for 23 years followed by teaching clinical microbiology to diverse health related professions (medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy).  She received a BSc in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Alberta, Canada; DrMedSci from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, RM(CCM) certification with Canadian College of Microbiologists, and a post-graduate diploma in Medical Education from University of Dundee, Scotland. She currently works as a teaching professor with the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and considers herself lucky to be able to teach the subject that she loves.

Her PhD thesis research concerned the innate immune system functions in health and disease (specifically ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease). After graduating her research focused on Chlamydia trachomatis, then later on Chlamydophila pneumoniae and its association with chronic pharyngitis, pneumonia and atherosclerosis.  During her career as a clinical microbiologist and researcher she published more than 63 papers.  She moved to Edmonton, Alberta in the early 2000’s and was offered a teaching position. This was a new challenge and she focused on pedagogy, getting involved with the University Services as a Faculty Associate and a coordinator for the Graduate Student Teaching program. She realized the potential of games in learning, and received a large grant to build an on-line quiz/game that has been used by several instructors who teach in health professions at the University of Alberta.    

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