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Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition

Author(s): Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD, Glendale Community College
  • ISBN-13: 9781449605919
  • Paperback    33 pages      © 2012
Price: $32.95 US List
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The ideal accompaniment to any microbiology, virology, human biology and allied health course, The Guide to Infectious Diseases by Body System, Second Edition is a mini atlas of microbial diseases afflicting humans.  Organized by body system, each unit presents a brief introduction to the anatomical system and the bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic organisms infecting the system. Full-color anatomical illustrations are labeled with the diseases' signs and symptoms. Each unit also provides brief descriptions of each disease, their cause, and treatments. This book makes an excellent infectious disease primer and quick reference for any microbiology, anatomy and physiology, or human biology student.

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An ideal resource for those taking a courses within microbiology, human biology, virology, or allied health.

Part  1  The Skin and Eyes
  Chapter  1  Bacterial and Fungal Skin Infections
  Chapter  2  Viral and Parasitic Skin Infections
  Chapter  3  Eye Infections
Part  2  The Upper Respiratory Tract
  Chapter  4  Bacterial and Viral Infections
Part  3  The Lower Respiratory Tract
  Chapter  5  Bacterial Infections
  Chapter  6  Viral and Fungal Infections
Part  4  The Digestive System
  Chapter  7  Bacterial Infections
  Chapter  8  Fungal Intoxications and Viral Infections
  Chapter  9  Parasitic Infections
Part  5  The Nervous System
  Chapter  10  Bacterial, Fungal, and Protozoal Infections
  Chapter  11  Viral and Viral-like Infections
Part  6  The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems
  Chapter  12  Bacterial Infections
  Chapter  13  Parasitic and Viral Infections
Part  7  The Reproductive System
  Chapter  14  Infections of the Reproductive System
Part  8  The Urinary System
  Chapter  15  Infections of the Urinary System

Jeffrey C. Pommerville, PhD-Glendale Community College

Congratulations to Dr. Pommerville who was recently awarded the 2008 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award!

Jeffrey Pommerville has a Ph.D. in Cell and Organismal Biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. After serving as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Georgia, he was an assistant professor of biology at Texas A&M University. For the past 14 years, he has been Professor of Biology at Glendale Community College where he teaches introductory biology and microbiology. He has 20 years of research experience in cell biology and microbiology and has authored over 35 peer-reviewed papers in national and international research journals. For the past three years, he was the principal investigator for Systemic Reform In Science (SyRIS), a project funded by the National Science Foundation that was designed to improve student outcomes in science through changes in curriculum and pedagogy that align with national systemic reform initiatives. In 2003, he was awarded the Gustav Ohaus Award (College Division) for Innovations in Science Teaching from the National Science Teachers Association. Over the past three years, he has presented numerous seminars and workshops to colleges, universities, business, medical, and service organizations on understanding and responding to bioterrorism.