Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science
February 2013, ©2013, Wiley-Blackwell
Much of the applied microbiology that a pharmacist or pharmaceutical scientist needs to know is unique: topics like the manufacture of microbiologically sterile medicines and their subsequent protection against microbial contamination and spoilage, the detection of hazardous microorganisms in medicines and antibiotics' manufacture and assay are all covered here. Essential Microbiology for Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science Students displays material in an easy to-digest format and concepts are explained using diagrams, tables and pictures wherever possible. The book contains an extensive self-assessment section that includes typical multiple choice, short answer and essay-style examination questions, and a companion website to further test your knowledge from a selection of questions along with further links to relevant sites.
Part I Characteristics of microorganisms
Chapter 1 The microbial world 3
Chapter 2 Handling and growing microorganisms 11
Chapter 3 Bacterial structure and function 21
Chapter 4 Mycology: the study of fungi 33
Chapter 5 Protozoa 43
Chapter 6 Viruses and viral infections 49
Chapter 7 Characteristics of other microorganisms and infectious agents 57
Part II Microorganisms and the treatment of infections
Chapter 8 Infection and immunity 65
Chapter 9 The selection and use of antibiotics 79
Chapter 10 Antibacterial antibiotics 87
Chapter 11 Antifungal agents 95
Chapter 12 Antiviral agents 103
Chapter 13 Antibiotic resistance 117
Chapter 14 Antibiotic stewardship 127
Part III Microorganisms and the manufacture of medicines
Chapter 15 Bioburdens: counting, detecting and identifying microorganisms 137
Chapter 16 Antiseptics, disinfectants and preservatives 149
Chapter 17 The manufacture of medicines: product contamination and preservation 161
Chapter 18 The design of sterilization processes 175
Chapter 19 Sterilization methods 183
Chapter 20 The use of microorganisms in the manufacture of medicines 197
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, University of Brighton, UK
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