Cumming School of Medicine

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases

Immunology

Foundations of Epidemiology

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening. Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Open Oxford Immunology

High-interest research and reviews across all aspects of the immune system in health and disease. The journal brings together basic immunological research alongside clinical perspectives and applications for treatment of disease.

Licence: CC BY

Microbiology & Infectious Diseases

Foundations of Epidemiology

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening. Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

General Microbiology, 1st ed.

In this textbook the focus will be on the bacteria and archaea (traditionally known as the “prokaryotes,”) and the viruses and other acellular agents. Reviews available at the Open Textbook Library

Includes: Key words, study questions, exploratory questions

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology: Discovering the Unseen World Through Hands-On Investigation

The exercises in this laboratory manual are designed to engage students in hand-on activities that reinforce their understanding of the microbial world. Topics covered include: staining and microscopy, metabolic testing, physical and chemical control of microorganisms, and immunology. The target audience is primarily students preparing for a career in the health sciences, however many of the topics would be appropriate for a general microbiology course as well. Reviews available at the Open Textbook Library.

Includes: Key terms, case studies

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Microbiology (OpenStax)

Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. Reviews available at the Open Textbook Library

Includes: Summaries, review questions, clinical focus, D2L course cartridge, slides, test bank, practice problem widget

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience

Designed to support a course in microbiology, Microbiology: A Laboratory Experience permits a glimpse into both the good and the bad in the microscopic world. The laboratory experiences are designed to engage and support student interest in microbiology as a topic, field of study, and career.

Microbiology for Allied Health Students

Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Reviews are available at the  Open Textbook Library

Includes: Check your understanding questions, clinical focus, glossary

Licence: CC BY 4.0

Gastrointestinal Sciences

No suggested OER at this time.


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