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Microbiology: A Systems Approach 7 2024 9781265461119 Cowan’s, Microbiology:A Systems Approach is the perfect book for all students. Whether yourstudents have prerequisite knowledge of biology or chemistry, this textbookwill help them learn the fascinating world of microbiology. Students interestedin allied health or nursing, will love this book for its balanced coverage ofthe basics and clinical applications.
Microbiology: A Systems Approach
Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Microbiology: A Systems Approach, 7th Edition

ISBN10: 1265461112 | ISBN13: 9781265461119
By Marjorie Kelly Cowan and Heidi Smith
© 2024

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Cowan’s, Microbiology:A Systems Approach is the perfect book for all students. Whether yourstudents have prerequisite knowledge of biology or chemistry, this textbookwill help them learn the fascinating world of microbiology. Students interestedin allied health or nursing, will love this book for its balanced coverage ofthe basics and clinical applications.

CHAPTER 1- The Main Themes of Microbiology
CHAPTER 2- The Chemistry of Biology 
CHAPTER 3- Tools of the Laboratory Methods for the Culturing and Microscopy of Microorganisms 
CHAPTER 4- Bacteria and Archaea 
CHAPTER 5- Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms 
CHAPTER 6- Microbial Genetics 
CHAPTER 7- Viruses and Prions 
CHAPTER 8- Genetic Analysis and Recombinant DNA Technology
CHAPTER 9- Microbial Nutrition and Growth 
CHAPTER 10- Microbial Metabolism 
CHAPTER 11- Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes 
CHAPTER 12- Antimicrobial Treatment 
CHAPTER 13- Microbe–Human Interactions Health and Disease 
CHAPTER 14- Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases 
CHAPTER 15- Host Defenses I Overview and Innate Immunity 
CHAPTER 16- Host Defenses II Adaptive Immunity and Immunization 
CHAPTER 17- Disorders in Immunity 
CHAPTER 18- Diagnosing Infections 
CHAPTER 19- Infectious Diseases Manifesting on the Skin and Eyes 
CHAPTER 20- Infectious Diseases Manifesting in the Nervous System
CHAPTER 21- Infectious Diseases Manifesting in the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
CHAPTER 22- Infectious Diseases Manifesting in the Respiratory System 
CHAPTER 23- Infectious Diseases Manifesting in the Gastrointestinal Tract 
CHAPTER 24- Infectious Diseases Manifesting in the Genitourinary System 
CHAPTER 25- Microbes in Our Environment and the Concept of One Health


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About the Author

Marjorie Kelly Cowan

Kelly Cowan started teaching microbiology at Miami University in 1993. Her specialty is teaching microbiology for pre-nursing/allied health students at the university’s Middletown campus. After working as a dental hygienist, she earned her Ph.D. at the University of Louisville and later worked at the University of Maryland’s Center of Marine Biotechnology and the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Kelly has published (with her students) 24 research articles stemming from her work on bacterial adhesion mechanisms and plant-derived antimicrobial compounds. But her first love is teaching—both doing it and studying how to do it better. She is past chair of the Undergraduate Education Committee of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Her current research focuses on the student achievement gap associated with economic disparities, as well as literacy in the science classroom. In her spare time, Kelly hikes, reads, and still tries to (s)mother her three grown kids.

Heidi Smith

Heidi Smith leads the microbiology discipline at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, CO, teaching a variety of biology courses each semester including microbiology, anatomy/ physiology, and biotechnology Collaboration with other faculty across the nation, the development and implementation of new digital learning tools, and her focus on student learning outcomes have revolutionized her face-to-face and online teaching approaches and student performance in her classes. Outside of the classroom, Heidi oversees a federal grant program designed to train and support underrepresented students for undergraduate research and transfer into four-year STEM degree programs. She is also an active member of the American Society for Microbiology and participated as a task force member for the development of their Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology Education. Off campus, Heidi enjoys the beautiful Colorado outdoors with her husband and three young children.


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