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Microbiology and Immunology 6th edition by Louise Hawley, ISBN-13: 978-1451175349

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Microbiology and Immunology 6th edition by Louise Hawley, ISBN-13: 978-1451175349

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  • Publisher: ‎ LWW; Sixth edition (August 20, 2013)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 9781451175349
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1451175349

This concise review of microbiology and immunology and its online resources are designed specifically for medical students to successfully prepare for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), as well as other examinations. !is newest edition remains a succinct description of the most important microbiological and immunological concepts, as well as a review of critical details needed to understand important human infections and the immune system’s function and malfunction.

The book is divided into 12 chapters, starting with basic information and then leading the student quickly to the level of detail and comprehension needed for Step 1. For each major category of microbes (e.g., viruses), there is a fundamental chapter (two for the bacteria) followed by an organ-systems infectious disease approach with critical signs/symptoms, epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis of infections and immune diseases, and the mechanisms for preventing infection and means of identifying and diagnosing the causative agent. !en an updated Chapter 11 (Clues for Distinguishing Causative Agents) presents the diseases a second time, this time utilizing an organ systems-based approach presented by text and great graphic flow-charts starting with symptoms frequently mentioned in casebased questions. Included also are tables listing agents associated with different types of rashes. New to the 6th edition are detailed summary tables of the characteristics and details of the different agents causing meningitis, encephalitis, upper and lower respiratory infections, and pneumonias.

Because many medical schools have switched to a fundamentals block followed by organ system modules, we have created an-online 6th edition Systems-Based Table of Contents/ Guide which facilitates use in a system-base course by listing both the pages of reading and chapter question-numbers for these courses. This aids faculty using the book in a systembased course and gives the reviewing student options for how they want to organize their review.

The outline format facilitates rapid review of important information. Each chapter is followed by review questions and answers, with explanations that reflect the style and content of the USMLE. These questions are available online as well and can generate systems-based or taxonomic self-quizzes. We have added four separate comprehensive examinations at the end of the book. Each has the same general sub-subject distribution generally found on Step 1 and so may be used as a practice exam and self-assessment tool to help students diagnose their weaknesses prior to, during, and after reviewing microbiology and immunology. The Comprehensive Exam questions (accessible online as well) are not mixed with the chapter questions so they can be saved for use after initial study.

Suggestion for increasing your retention: use two cover sheets (one to move down a page and a top one to move left to right) on tables and diagrams to see if you can predict what it is going to say in each section before reading the section.

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