Practical Book for Clinical Microbiology

Health Sciences

Pelin Özmen

August 2019



Certificate No: 43348


Series Editor: Vesile Şenol

Reviewer: Selma Gökahmetoğlu

Redactor: Berk İlke Dündar

Cover Design: Nazile Arda Çakır

Page Design: Evren Demiryürek


Özmen, Pelin.

Practical Book for Clinical Microbiology.

156 pages, 195×270 mm.

There are references.

Key Words: 1. Microbiology, 2. Clinical Microbiology, 3. Bacteriology, 4. Mycology.

The Practical Book for Clinical Microbiology was prepared for the microbiology courses taken by associate degree students. The theoretical parts of the book are purposefully kept short to emphasize the most basic applications, which are explained gradually so as to provide convenience to students in their laboratory studies. Compiled in accordance with the content of the Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology courses of the associate-degree Medical Laboratory Techniques and Pathology Laboratory Techniques programs, this book covers Bacteriology, Mycology and Basic Parasitology. Other application areas of microbiology, including Virology, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology-Serology are disregarded in this book, since they are generally lectured as separate course. The book is intended to support Medical Laboratory Techniques program students and those interested in the field of microbiology.

Pelin Özmen graduated from the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Science of Istanbul University in 2001. She completed her master’s studies at the Department of Medical Microbiology at the Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine of Istanbul University. She worked as a research assistant in the field of Medical Microbiology for three years and received the title of Expert Biologist in 2004 with her thesis entitled “Frequency and Differentiation of Intestinal Parasites in Immunosuppressed Patients and Preschool Children”. She then worked as an expert biologist in various private-sector laboratories. She started her doctorate studies in the Department of Medical Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine of Erciyes University in 2015, focusing on Clinical Virology as her area of expertise. She worked as a researcher in a project entitled “Research of Nasal MRSA Carriage in Patients and Hospital Personnel in Haemodialysis and Intensive Care Units”. The author has presented studies and papers on Hepatitis Virology at international scientific meetings and has published a chapter of a book. She completed her doctoral dissertation entitled “Research of Hepatitis C Virus Genotypes based on Reverse Hybridization Strip Assay and DNA sequence analysis methods” in 2020. She is currently continuing her academic studies as an Academic Doctor in Cappadocia University.

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