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Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD, Glendale Community College
  • ISBN-13: 9781284057096
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     984 pages      © 2016
Price: $255.95 US List
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Ideal for health science and nursing students, Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition retains the engaging, student-friendly style and active learning approach for which award-winning author and educator Jeffrey Pommerville is known. Highly suitable for non-science majors, the fully revised and updated third edition of this bestselling text contains new pedagogical elements and an established learning design format that improves comprehension and retention and makes learning more enjoyable. Unlike other texts in the field, Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition takes a global perspective on microbiology and infectious disease, and supports students in self-evaluation and concept absorption. Furthermore, it includes real-life examples to help students understand the significance of a concept and its application in today’s world, whether to their local community or beyond.

New information pertinent to nursing and health sciences has been added, while many figures and tables have been updated, revised, and/or reorganized for clarity. Comprehensive yet accessible, Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition is an essential text for non-science majors in health science and nursing programs taking an introductory microbiology course.

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  • Updated to reflect the Curriculum Guidelines for Undergraduate Microbiology as recommended by the American Society for Microbiology
  • A redesigned format and art package help to simplify difficult concepts
  • New Microbiology Animations (embedded in the Navigate eBook) throughout the chapters dynamically explain many core concepts, providing students with an additional tool to master microbiology
  • New Chapter Challenges provide stimulating activities to extend students' thinking beyond the basic concepts discussed, developing critical thinking skills
  • New Investigating the Microbial World boxes offer actual experiments that require students to apply the process of science, use quantitative reasoning, and evaluate experimental results
  • New and revised MicroFocus boxes explore interesting topics applying microbiology and microorganisms to the real world
  • New and revised MicroInquiry boxes allow students to interactively investigate a vital concept in the chapter
  • New and revised Clinical Cases (formerly Textbook Cases) are embedded in all the chapters to help students understand pathogens through presentation of contemporary human disease scenarios
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  • Instructor resources include a sample syllabus, answers to all the questions in the text, an Image Bank, Lecture Slides in PowerPoint format, an Instructor's Manual, and Test Bank

Applicable Courses

Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Sytems Edition, Third Edition is written for introductory microbiology courses having an emphasis on the biology of human disease and is organized by body systems. It is geared toward students in health and allied health science curricula such as nursing, dental hygiene, medical assistance, sanitary science, agriculture, environmental science, and health administration. In addition, the text provides a firm foundation for advanced programs in biological sciences, as well as medicine, dentistry, and other health professions.

Sample course titles:

  • Introduction to Microbiology (non-majors)
  • Microbiology for Allied Health/Nursing
Part 1  Foundations of Microbiology
Chapter 1  Microbiology: Then and Now
Chapter 2  The Chemical Building Blocks of Life
Chapter 3  Concepts and Tools for Studying Microorganisms
Chapter 4  Structure of Bacterial and Archaeal Cells
Chapter 5  Microbial Growth and Nutrition
Chapter 6  Microbial Metabolism
Part 2  The Genetics of Microorganisms
Chapter 7  Microbial Genetics
Chapter 8  Gene Transfer, Genetic Engineering, and Genomics
Part 3  The Control of Microorganisms
Chapter 9  Control of Microorganisms: Physical and Chemical Methods
Chapter 10  Antimicrobial Drugs and Superbugs
Part 4  A Survey of the Microbial World
Chapter 11  Microbial Systematics and the Domains Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 12  Eukaryotic Microorganisms: The Protists, Fungi, and Helminths
Chapter 13  The Viruses and Virus-Like Agents
Part 5  Interactions and Impact of Microorganisms with Humans
Chapter 14  Infection and Disease
Chapter 15  Resistance and the Immune System: Introduction and Innate Immunity
Chapter 16  Resistance and the Immune System: Adaptive Immunity
Chapter 17  Immunity and Serology
Chapter 18  Immune Disorders and AIDS
Part 6  Infectious Diseases of Humans
Chapter 19  Infectious Diseases Affecting the Skin and Eyes
Chapter 20  Infectious Diseases Affecting the Respiratory System
Chapter 21  Infectious Diseases Affecting the Digestive System
Chapter 22  Infectious Diseases Affecting the Nervous System
Chapter 23  Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, and Systemic Infectious Diseases
Chapter 24  Infectious Diseases Affecting the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
Chapter 25  Applied and Industrial Microbiology (Available online only)
Chapter 26  Environmental Microbiology (Available online only)

Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD-Glendale Community College

Jeffrey Pommerville is Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, Arizona, where he teaches microbiology and introductory biology. He also has served as the Course Assessment Coordinator for the Biology Department at GCC. Before coming to GCC, he was on the biology faculty at Texas A&M University. Dr. Pommerville received his BS and PhD from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Since coming to GCC, Dr. Pommerville has served as principal investigator on several NSF grants, including Systemic Reform in Science (SyRIS) that developed a strategy to reform and integrate the introductory sciences. He is the author of more than 50 research and education research papers, and was the Perspectives Editor for the Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, a peer-reviewed journal published by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). Dr. Pommerville has received numerous professional honors, including: the 2008 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award from ASM, the Golden Microscope Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Ohaus Award for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association, and was one of the first recipients of a Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award from his home institution. He is a member of AAAS, NSTA, NABT, and, of course ASM. Dr. Pommerville is a past co-chair for the ASM’s Conference for Undergraduate Educators as well as a past chair of Division W of ASM.

Dr. Pommerville also is author of Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition, Third Edition (2016), Alcamo’s Microbes and Society, Fourth edition (2016), as well as Encounters in Microbiology, Vol. 1 and 2 (2009), and Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition (2012). All are published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.


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ISBN-13: 9781284057096

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Test Bank
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