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Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Grade Levels: 13
By Marjorie Kelly Cowan
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
MHID: 0073402435
ISBN 13: 9780073402437

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New Features

New to this edition: Every disease table (in disease chapters) now contains national and worldwide epidemiological information for each causative agent.

Chapter-opening Case Files for the 4th edition are all brand new! Help engage students in the content by helping them see how it applies to real life. The Continuing the Case boxes will help students follow the real-world applications of the chapter-opening Case File and appreciate and understand how microbiology impacts our lives on a daily bases. The solutions, or "wrap-ups" appear later at the end of the chapter, after the necessary elements have been presented.

End of chapter content is now tagged to the ASM Curricular standards in addition to Bloom's taxonomy. Assess your students' progress using this content in print or online and collect data on performance by level of difficulty or ASM's national standards.

Multiple Choice and True-False Questions (Knowledge and Comprehension), and Critical Thinking Questions (Application and Analysis) precede the Synthesis-level Visual Understanding Questions (supplies a photo or a graphic that students have already seen, along with a thought-provoking question) and Concept Mapping Exercises (asks students to organise information in meaningful forms).

Questions in the last two categories use images or content from previous chapters and pose queries that require students to combine knowledge from the new chapter with the knowledge they already have from an earlier one, supporting the book's theme of “making connections.”

Jennifer Herzog from Herkimer County Community College continues to add value to the team as our digital author. Jen has worked hand-in-hand with textbook author Kelly Cowan, creating online tools that truly complement and enhance the book's content. She ensured that all key topics in the book have interactive, engaging activities spanning levels of Bloom's taxonomy, and tied to Learning Outcomes in the book. Instructors can assign material based on what they cover in class, assess their students on the Learning Outcomes, and run reports indicating individual and/or class performance on a variety of data. WE are so excited to offer you a robust digital learning program, tied to learning outcomes and ASM standards, to enhance your lecture and lab, whether you run a traditional, hybrid or fully online course.


Key Features

McGraw-Hill ConnectPlus Microbiology is a digital teaching and learning environment that saves students and instructors time while improving performance over a variety of critical outcomes.

Diagnosing Infections. Unique among microbiology textbooks, Chapter 17 brings together in one place the methods used to diagnose infectious diseases. It starts with collecting samples from the patient, and details the biochemical, serological and molecular methods used to identify causative microbes.

Uniquely designed and highly organized in nature, the chapters on infectious diseases (18 – 23) correspond to the different body systems. Within each chapter, the infectious agents are categorised in a unique and logical manner based on the presenting symptoms in the patient. Thus, the content is presented to show how diseases affect patients—the way that future healthcare professionals need to learn.

Over 100 animations on key microbiological processes are available to instructors and students. Instructors can assign Animation quizzes in Connect where students can receive automatic feedback on correct/incorrect answers.

Every Chapter opens with an Outline and a list of Learning Outcomes. Assessment questions conclude each major section of the text. Learning Outcomes are tightly correlated to digital course material. Instructors are able to successfully measure student learning as it relates specifically to the learning outcomes.

Microbiology: A Systems Approach

Chapter 1 The Main Themes of Microbiology

Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Biology

Chapter 3 Tools of the Laboratory: Methods for the Culturing of Microscopic Analysis of Microorganisms

Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Profiles: The Bacteria and Archaea

Chapter 5 Eukaryotic Cells and Microorganisms

Chapter 6 An Introduction to the Viruses

Chapter 7 Microbial Nutrition, Ecology, and Growth

Chapter 8 Microbial Metabolism: The Chemical Crossroads of Life

Chapter 9 Microbial Genetics

Chapter 10 Genetic Engineering and Recombinant DNA

Chapter 11 Physical and Chemical Control of Microbes

Chapter 12 Drugs, Microbes, Host—The Elements of Chemotherapy

Chapter 13 Microbe-Human Interactions: Infection and Disease

Chapter 14 Host Defenses I: Overview and Nonspecific Defenses

Chapter 15 Host Defenses II: Specific Immunity and Immunization

Chapter 16 Disorders in Immunity

Chapter 17 Diagnosing Infections

Chapter 18 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes

Chapter 19 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System

Chapter 20 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

Chapter 21 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System

Chapter 22 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 23 Infectious Diseases Affecting the Genitourinary System

Chapter 24 Microbes and the Environment

Chapter 25 Applied Microbiology and Food and Water Safety

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.