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Visualizing Microbiology, 1st Edition


ISBN: 9781119320418

Visualizing Microbiology, 1st Edition provides an introduction to microbiology for students who require the basic fundamentals of microbiology as a requirement for their major or course of study. The unique visual pedagogy of the Visualizing series provides a powerful combination of content, visuals, multimedia and videos ideal for microbiology. A dynamic learning platform encouraging engagement with real clinical content, Visualizing Microbiology also brings the narrative to life with integrated multimedia to see and understand the unseen in the world of microbiology.

Visualizing Microbiology, 1st Edition contains many case studies integrated throughout the text, in addition to the microbiology toolbox videos and animations. Written in the personal narrative format shown to enhance long term knowledge retention, these patient scenarios frame each chapter. Students are exposed to medical scenarios that accurately simulate true patient/care provider interactions. The realistic experience nurtures critical thinking skills while also encouraging development of patient empathy, improving comprehension of patient compliance problems, and facilitating student understanding of transcultural health care concerns.

These activities allow students to apply the basic information learned within a clinical application helping them building critical thinking skills.


  • Microbiology Toolbox Videos: Videos of key experiments in Microbiology. These include many classic and common clinical lab experiments along with more recent lab techniques. These provide students exposure into the lab and seeing best practices and application of techniques being learned.

  • Animations: A comprehensive library of animations, designed to aid self-learning. Visualizing Microbiology benefits from the development of an animated learning system, consisting of vibrant art, 5-7 3D animations that focus on the core topics of Microbiology, and supplemental 2D animations which allow you to review and revisit the concepts from your class and text.

  • In the Hospital: Chapter opening Video vignettes introduce the chapter material and provide context for better understanding and engagement. These openers are all shot in clinical settings to provide better student context.

Rodney P. Anderson
Linda Young

Chapter 1 The Microbial World

Chapter 2 The Chemical Basis of Life

Chapter 3 Principles of Microscopy

Chapter 4 Prokaryotic Organisms

Chapter 5 Eukaryotic Organisms

Chapter 6 Viruses

Chapter 7 Microbial Metabolism

Chapter 8 Microbial Genetics

Chapter 9 Microbial Sampling, Growth, and Control

Chapter 10 Innate Immunity

Chapter 11 Adaptive Immunity

Chapter 12 Immune Disorders and Vaccina­tion

Chapter 13 Microbial Pathogenesis

Chapter 14 Antimicrobial Agents

Chapter 15 Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Chapter 16 Diseases of the Respiratory Sys­tem

Chapter 17 Diseases of the Skin and Eyes

Chapter 18 Diseases of the Nervous System

Chapter 19 Diseases of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems

Chapter 20 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Chapter 21 Diseases of the Genitourinary Tract

Chapter 22 Environmental and Industrial Microbiology

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