Designed for the undergraduate introductory course, this new manual acquaints allied health students, including nurses, with the clinical laboratory through practical experiences. The author's teaching experience as well as his extensive background as a clinical microbiologist and medical technologist are clearly evident in this student-oriented presentation. Divided into 11 sections, the manual focuses on the following goals: -- Introducing students to microbes, emphasizing those which cause human disease -- Describing the organization and responsibilities of the clinical laboratory -- Familiarizing students with their future responsibilities -- Providing experience in performing selected diagnostic procedures -- Helping students understand the expectations of the clinical laboratory With the beginning student in mind, each section is consistently organized to include: -- the stated purposes of the lab session; -- pre-lab reading assignments; -- objectives to be achieved by students during the lab session; -- the student's laboratory responsibilities; -- safety considerations for the lab session; -- outline/study questions covering information, demonstrations and results of exercises; -- information on appropriate videotapes; -- exam information. Text material is kept to a minimum, but numerous charts and professional illustrations are included. Appendices provide a list of terms students are expected to learn; crossword puzzles, information on slides/tap and videotapes. An accompanying instructor's guide provides information for instructors in setting up labs and includes answers to study questions.Designed for the undergraduate introductory course, this new manual acquaints allied health students, including nurses, with the clinical laboratory through practical experiences.
|Title||:||Introduction to Microbiology and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Manual|
|Author||:||Paul G. Engelkirk|
|Publisher||:||Hunter Books - 1995-03-01|