Clinical Parasitology - E-Book: A Practical Approach, Edition 2

Elsevier Health Sciences
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Now in full color, the second edition of Clinical Parasitology provides you with all of the information needed to perform, read, and interpret parasitology tests in a clear and understandable way. The user-friendly design, extensive illustrations, pedagogical features and clear descriptions of look-a-like parasites will help you better hone your skills and confidently perform clinical procedures.
  • Thorough descriptions of the different forms of parasites within that organism type aid in classification.
  • Characteristics at a Glance tables cover the most medically important parasite forms and include comparison drawings of look alike parasites.
  • Test Your Knowledge! review questions enhance review and retention of chapter content.
  • Numerous detailed drawings, with structures labeled illustrate the information in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Individual parasite descriptions include concise information on life cycles, epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control, notes of interest, and new trends.
  • Increased number of case studies offers more opportunities for application of chapter content to real-life scenarios.
  • Identification worksheets let you make your own drawings of parasites.
  • NEW! Full-color design throughout the book provides a more accessible look and feel.
  • NEW! Quick Quizzes, or periodic self-assessments, are included in each chapter to assess your knowledge.
  • NEW! Student resources on the Evolve companion website feature additional case studies, interactive quizzes, and a veterinary parasitology reference guide.
  • NEW! Focusing In boxes and Looking Back boxes, offer helpful chapter introductions and chapter summaries respectively.
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Publisher
Elsevier Health Sciences
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Published on
Apr 14, 2014
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Pages
384
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ISBN
9780323292900
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Allied Health Services / Medical Technology
Medical / Infectious Diseases
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Providing a reader-friendly "building-block" approach to the essentials of diagnostic microbiology, this accessible, full-color text helps you develop the problem-solving skills necessary for success in the clinical setting. This updated edition has new content on nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient, including the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines. Updated photos offer new examples of automated lab instruments, while case studies, review questions, and learning objectives present information in an easy-to-learn way. A building-block approach encourages you to use previously learned information to sharpen your critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.Full-color design, with many full-color photomicrographs, prepares you for the reality of diagnostic microbiology.Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter supply you with a measurable outcome to achieve by completing the material.A case study at the beginning of each chapter provides you with the opportunity to form your own questions and answers through discussion points.Issues to Consider boxes encourage you to analyze important points.Bolded key terms at the beginning of each chapter equip you with a list of the most important and relevant terms in each chapter. Points to Remember sections at the end of each chapter identify key concepts in a quick-reference, bulleted format.Hands-on procedures describe exactly what takes place in the micro lab, making content more interesting and relevant.Learning assessment questions at the conclusion of each chapter allow you to evaluate how well you have mastered material.Agents of bioterrorism chapter furnishes you with the most current information about this hot topic.Glossary of key terms at the end of the book supplies you with a quick reference for looking up definitions.NEW! Nanomedicine and HIV/AIDS and the immunocompromised patient content supplies you with the latest information on prevention, treatment modalities, and CDC guidelines.NEW! Updated photos familiarize you with the equipment you’ll use in the lab.NEW! Case Checks throughout each chapter tie content to case studies for improved understanding.NEW! An editable and printable lab manual provides additional opportunities to learn course content using real-life scenarios with questions to reinforce concepts.Review questions for each learning objective help you learn to think critically about the information in each chapter, enhancing your comprehension and retention of material.
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