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Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Virology
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An essential resource for practitioners in infectious diseases and microbiology, studying for the new FRCPath Part 1 infection examination accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists, and trainees sitting the membership exams of the Royal College of Physicians. Including over 300 multiple choice questions in an exam-style Q&A format, this guide provides an invaluable revision platform for domestic and international trainees alike, with scope to present infection-based support for other medical specialties, where infection forms a core component, including intensive care. Authored by leading specialists in infectious diseases and microbiology, this invaluable training guide is the first of its kind to cover both undergraduate and postgraduate material in infectious diseases. Mapping directly from the FRCPath and RCP infection curricula, students are able to explore areas of curriculum to gain knowledge and optimise decision-making skills, under pressure.


'An extremely useful resource for trainees in any speciality wanting to expand their knowledge about infection related issues or for trainees in microbiology and infectious diseases preparing for examinations. The content of this book spans the recently updated infection training curriculum; from the biology of microorganisms and laboratory practices, to clinical syndromes and the treatment of infections, to infection control, outbreak management and approaches to the returning traveller. The ‘best of five’ approach adopted by the authors is extremely effective; not only reflecting the current examination format, but it also promoting active learning by making the reader think about the topic area prior to consulting the clear and accurate answers provided by the authors. A must-have for anyone undertaking training in microbiology and infectious diseases or for anyone with an interest in infectious diseases wishing to update their knowledge.'

Sanjay Patel - University Hospital Southampton

‘This is an excellent book covering a wide variety of infectious diseases. The first four chapters are very helpful in understanding pathogen biology and the role of the microbiology laboratory in infectious diseases. These will be an excellent quick read for trainees going into infectious disease specialization training. Although many of the questions are not written in the style of US boards, much of the information has some relevance to the ABIM infectious disease exam.’

Rajendra Karnatak Source: Doody’s Book Review Service

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  • Chapter 1 - Biology of Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi and Parasites and the Host–Pathogen Interactions
    pp 1-23


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