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Published: 13 February 2014

504 Pages


ISBN: 9780199655137

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

Medical Microbiology

Second Edition

Michael Ford

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

  • Written from the point of view of a laboratory biomedical scientist, making it the ideal text for biomedical science students studying microbiology.
  • Self-test and discussion questions, with answers provided at the back of the book, encourage students to analyse the text and develop their problem solving skills.
  • Frequent examples and case studies emphasise clinical relevance throughout the text.
  • The book is augmented by an Online Resource Centre, which includes an interactive digital microscope and video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists.

New to this Edition:

  • New introductory chapter covers the basic principles and features of microorganisms, which underpin the rest of the book.
  • New chapters on parasitology and pathogenesis make the text an even more comprehensive resource for students.
  • New chapter on molecular diagnostics and investigation reflects the increasing use of molecular technologies to detect pathogens in clinical microbiology.

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