Biomedical Sciences: Essential Laboratory Medicine

Overview

Biomedical Sciences is an indispensable, all encompassing core textbook for first/ second year biomedical science students that will support them throughout their undergraduate career. The book includes the key components of the IBMS accredited degree programmes, plus sections on actual practice in UK hospital laboratories (including the compilation of a reflective portfolio). The book is visually exciting, and written in an interesting and accessible manner while maintaining scientific rigour. Highlighted boxes ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $111.26   
  • New (6) from $111.26   
  • Used (1) from $199.94   
Biomedical Sciences: Essential Laboratory Medicine

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$58.99
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$102.95 List Price

Overview

Biomedical Sciences is an indispensable, all encompassing core textbook for first/ second year biomedical science students that will support them throughout their undergraduate career. The book includes the key components of the IBMS accredited degree programmes, plus sections on actual practice in UK hospital laboratories (including the compilation of a reflective portfolio). The book is visually exciting, and written in an interesting and accessible manner while maintaining scientific rigour. Highlighted boxes within the text link the theory to actual clinical laboratory practice for example, the histopathology chapter includes a photographically illustrated flow chart of the progress of a specimen through the histopathology lab, so that students can actually see how the specimen reception/inking/cut-up/cassette/block/section/stain system works, with an emphasis on the safety procedures that ensure specimens are not confused).

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“As an accompaniment to an undergraduate programme, this is an excellent text that manages to introduce all aspects of biomedical science to the reader.” (British Journal of Biomedical Science, 1 January 2013)

“Overall, Biomedical Sciences: Essential Laboratory Medicine would make a fantastic starting textbook for biomedical students. It is accessible, clinically-focused and covers all major relevant topics. (Phenotype, 28 May 2012)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470997758
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/17/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

Preface

Chapter 1 Anatomy and physiology of major organ systems

Ray K. Iles, Iona Collins and Suzanne M. Docherty

1.1 The skeletal system

1.2 The digestive system

1.3 The cardiovascular system

1.4 The urinary system

1.5 Respiratory system

1.6 The nervous system

1.7 The endocrine system

Bibliography

Chapter 2 Pathophysiology

Suzanne M. Docherty

2.1 Pathophysiology: a definition

2.2 Introduction to epidemiology

2.3 Introduction to pharmacology

2.4 Gastroenterology

2.5 Liver, biliary tract and pancreatic disease

2.6 Rheumatology

2.7 Urinary tract disease

2.8 Cardiovascular disease

2.9 Respiratory disease

2.10 Endocrine disease

Bibliography

Chapter 3 Clinical cell biology and genetics

Ray K. Iles and Stephen A. Butler

3.1 The cell

3.2 Genetics

3.3 Human genetic disorders

3.4 Important techniques in molecular cell biology

Bibliography

Chapter 4 Cellular pathology

Christopher M. Stonard and Jennifer H. Stonard

Part I: Principles of cellular pathology

4.1 Structure and function of normal cells, tissues and organs

4.2 Tissues and organs

4.3 Cellular responses to injury

4.4 Tissue responses to injury: acute inflammation

4.5 Tissue responses to injury: chronic inflammation

4.6 Healing and repair

4.7 Hyperplasia and hypertrophy

4.8 Atherosclerosis

4.9 Thrombosis and embolism

4.10 Ischaemia and infarction

4.11 Amyloid and amyloidosis

4.12 Infections of histological importance

4.13 Metaplasia, dysplasia and carcinoma in situ

4.14 Neoplasia

Part II: Clinical application and laboratory techniques

4.15 Sampling modalities

4.16 Fixation

4.17 Specimen dissection

4.18 Processing and embedding

4.19 Microtomy

4.20 Standard staining methods and procedures

4.21 Frozen section

4.22 Immunohistochemistry

4.23 Cytopathology

4.24 Electron microscopy

4.25 In situ hybridization

Bibliography

Chapter 5 Clinical chemistry

Ray K. Iles and Stephen A. Butler

Introduction

Part I: Analytical methods

5.1 Sample collection

5.2 Analytical methods in clinical chemistry laboratories

5.3 Summary: common clinical tests for sample analytes

Part II: Clinical assessments

5.4 Urea and electrolytes (U and Es)

5.5 Metabolism and gastrointestinal markers

5.6 Renal function tests

5.7 Liver function tests

5.8 Heart disease and lipid disorder tests

5.9 Pancreatic function tests

5.10 Bone disease assessment

5.11 Endocrinological assessments

5.12 Pregnancy tests and pregnancy clinical chemistry

5.13 Therapeutic drug monitoring and toxicology

5.14 Clinical chemistry at the extremes of age

5.15 Cancer biomarkers

Bibliography

Chapter 6 Medical microbiology

Sarah J. Furrows and Catherine S. Fontinelle

Introduction

6.1 Overview of microorganisms

6.2 Laboratory investigation of infection

6.3 Bacteria

6.4 Fungi

6.5 Parasitology --- protozoa and helminths

6.6 Viruses

6.7 Prions

6.8 Infections in the immunocompromised patient

6.9 Healthcare associated infections

6.10 Antimicrobial agents

6.11 Vaccines

6.12 Conclusion

Bibliography

Chapter 7 Clinical immunology

Ray K. Iles and Ivan M. Roitt

Part I: The fundamentals of immunology

7.1 Overview of the immune system

7.2 Overview of the immune response

7.3 MHC genotyping, autoimmunity and susceptibility to disease

7.4 Physical age and immunocompetency

Part II: Laboratory investigations and immune assessments

7.5 Inflammation and chronic infection

7.6 Autoimmune diseases

7.7 Transplant rejection

7.8 Hypersensitivities

7.9 Immune deficiency

Bibliography

Chapter 8 Haematology and transfusion science

Suzanne M. Docherty

8.1 Introduction and components of blood

8.2 Routine laboratory blood tests

8.3 Haemopoiesis

8.4 Red blood cell structure, disorders and metabolism

8.5 Haemoglobin

8.6 Anaemia

8.7 Benign white blood cell disorders

8.8 Haemostasis

8.9 Coagulation disorders

8.10 Myeloproliferative disorders

8.11 Haematological malignancies

8.12 Complement

8.13 Blood transfusion

8.14 Blood products

8.15 Haemopoetic stem cell transplantation

Bibliography

Chapter 9 Professional practice and biomedical science

David Ricketts

9.1 What is a biomedical scientist?

9.2 The IBMS

9.3 Professional practice and the role of the HPC

9.4 Standards of proficiency --- biomedical scientists

9.5 Expectations of a health professional

9.6 Professional relationships

9.7 The skills required for the application of practice

9.8 Knowledge, understanding and skills

9.9 Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

9.10 CPD

9.11 Critical reflection

9.12 IBMS CPD scheme

9.13 The professional biomedical scientist as an agent for change in the wider healthcare setting

Appendix

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)