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.


Learning Objectives

1. Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology

2. Basic Bacteriology

3. Basic Virology

4. Basic Mycology

5. Basic Parasitology

6. Nosocomial Infection, Disinfection, and Sterilization

7. Antimicrobials

8. The Innate Immune Response

9. The Adaptive (or Acquired) Immune System

10. Hypersensitivity and Vaccines

11. Mechanisms of Pathogenicity

12. Normal Flora and Epidemiology

13. Skin and Wound Infections

14. Eye Infections

15. Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

16. Lower Respiratory Tract Infections

17. Upper Alimentary Tract Infections

18. Lower Alimentary Tract Infections

19. Urinary Tract Infections

20. Sexually Transmitted Infections

21. Neonatal, Perinatal, and Congenital Infections

22. Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections

23. Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Infections

24. HIV and Immunodeficiency

25. Laboratory Techniques for Diagnosis of Infection

26. Biofilms and the Microbiome

27. Appendix A: Top Organisms to Know

28. Appendix B: Cases and Questions

29. 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.    

Related ISBN's: 9781524996055, 9798765753743, 9798765753781

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