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Microbiology

The Human Experience

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CASE HISTORIES FEATURING REAL-LIFE DIAGNOSES MAKE EVERY CHAPTER RELEVANT

By combining core concepts with fascinating real-life scenarios in each chapter, students will gain a more thorough understanding of the clinical situations they'll find themselves in as health professionals. Supplemental case history PowerPoints also provide instructors with engaging and relevant examples—and an opportunity for active learning in class—not found in the book.

LEARNING OUTCOMES AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTIONS STRUCTURE AND GUIDE STUDENT LEARNING

Each chapter opens with a set of big-picture outcomes, outlining the most important concepts. To further ensure student comprehension, there is also a set of outcomes in each section that follows. An extensive summary at the end of each section reiterates key concepts, while Thought Questions—designed for discussion both in and outside of the classroom—pose critical-thinking questions to encourage students to consider the big picture. The end-of-chapter review revisits the section outcomes in an easy-to-use grid format, helping students make sure they've mastered the basics. Norton’s new formative adaptive quizzing programme, InQuizitive, also reinforces core concepts in the text through interactive quiz questions in a game-like environment.

VISUALLY DYNAMIC ART BRINGS MICROBIAL PROCESSES AND STRUCTURES TO LIFE

• Extensive bubble captions help students interpret what they see without having to toggle between the figure and the caption.
• Photos give students direct access to chapter content and emphasise the real-life physical manifestations of human disease.
• Meticulously developed and visually stunning life-cycle drawings highlight the stages of important diseases.
• Interactive process animations, based on art in the book, can also be accessed through /instructors for use in the classroom.

A DISTINCTIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS AND AN EMPHASIS ON CONTEMPORARY TOPICS PROVIDES A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON MICROBIOLOGY AND HUMAN HEALTH

Infectious disease is introduced in Chapter 2 and is integrated in the chapters thereafter to make foundational concepts, such as genetics and biochemistry, relevant and exciting to students. Chapter 14, which is devoted to normal human microbiota, highlights cutting-edge findings about how human-microbe interactions affect metabolism and obesity, the immune system and other aspects of human health. An environmental perspective on the origins of disease is included in every chapter through a balance of medical and ecological examples, while three “capstone” chapters in Part V (Chapter 25: Diagnostic Clinical Microbiology; Chapter 26: Epidemiology: Tracking Infectious Diseases; and Chapter 27: Environmental and Food Microbiology) give instructors the flexibility to teach applied topics targeted to their student population.