This pack contains 1 copy of Fundamentals of Pharmacology + 1 copy of Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals.
Fundamentals of Pharmacology presents key scientific and clinical principles to facilitate a greater understanding of pharmacology. This wholly Australasian text provides comprehensive and current coverage of topics, written in a clear style with a reader-friendly full colour design.
Microbiology & Infection Control for Health Professionals aims to provide a comprehensive guide to microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control. It is suitable for students, clinicians and educators in the health professions. Microbiology is rapidly changing due to new research, the discovery of new diseases and pathogens, and changes in clinical practice. This edition presents a comprehensive update in new diagnostic techniques and improved guidelines for antibiotic use and infection control. Where appropriate, the emphasis is placed on Australian data, the incidence of diseases in Australia, and Australian guidelines for infection control practices
Shane has been involved in the education of student health professionals (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists) and scientists for more than 25 years. He is currently at the Gippsland Medical School of Monash University, where he is responsible for the alignment and the integration of the medical sciences within the University’s Graduate-entry medical course. Shane is the co-author two Australian textbooks, Fundamentals of Pharmacology, now in its 6th edition, and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education.
Majella has been nursing for over 20 years. After recently resigning from 10 years in Academia lecturing in science and nursing units, she now works freelance in the production of education resources for nurses and other undergraduate health care professionals. She maintains her clinical experience by undertaking agency shifts in critical care units in hospitals across south east Queensland and provides clinical facilitation for undergraduate nursing students for various local universities. Majella authoured several chapters of Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing Vols 1-3 and Lemone Burke’s Medical Surgical Nursing. Along with journal articles and conference presentations, she has also produced the skills DVD for Tollefson’s Clinical Psychomotor Skills text and adapted the American case study resource The Neighbourhood.
Associate Professor Shane Bullock, Monash University, has been involved in the education of student health professionals and scientists for more than 25 years. Shane is the co-author of three Australian textbooks: Fundamentals of Pharmacology, Principles of Pathophysiology and Psychopharmacology for Health Professionals. He has also published a number of journal articles on health professional education, in particular with respect to pharmacology knowledge. He is currently the Director of the Monash School of Rural Health at Churchill, coordinating the first year of the graduate entry medical course.
Professor Elizabeth Manias is a Research Professor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Deakin University. Elizabeth is also an Adjunct Professorial Fellow at the Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, The University of Melbourne and an Honorary Professor at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne. She is a registered nurse, a registered pharmacist, a certified geriatric pharmacist and is accredited to undertake Medication Management Reviews. Elizabeth has extensive experience in teaching pharmacology and medication safety to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her research interests include medication safety, medication adherence, communication processes between health professionals, patients and family members, organisational and environmental aspects associated with patient safety, and consumer participation in care.
This edition reflects the availability of medicines in Australia and New Zealand at the time of publication. Consistent with information currently available to us, we have updated new medicines that have entered the marketplace, as well as those that have been removed since the last edition.
Where appropriate, the therapeutic approaches associated with the management of important clinical conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus and psychiatric illness have been brought up to date with current clinical guidelines.
UNIT ONE: Fundamental Microbiology
1: The invisible world
2: Biological reactions in microbial cells
4: Genes and biotechnology
5: Viruses and viral diseases
6: Eucaryotic microorganisms: fungi, protozoa and multicellular parasites
UNIT TWO: Host–microbe Interactions
7: Host–microbe interactions and principles of disease
8: Epidemiology: how diseases are spread
9: The body’s defence systems
10: Pathogenic mechanisms and evasion strategies of microorganisms
UNIT THREE: Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases
11: Principles of sterilisation and disinfection
12: Antimicrobial therapy
13: Infection control in health-care facilities
14: Issues in public health
UNIT FOUR: Infections of Body Systems
15: Microbial techniques for diagnosis of infection
16: Skin, wound and eye infections
17: Respiratory tract infections
18: Gastrointestinal tract infections
19: Cardiovascular and multisystem infections
20: Infections of the nervous system
21: Infections of the urinary and reproductive systems
Fundamentals of Pharmacology