Essentials Of Medical Genetics For Health Professionals / Edition 1

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Overview

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. Accompanying tables and images aid comprehension. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed.

Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning.

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals will not only have application in the classroom setting for health professions or medical students, but practicing clinicians such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who want to learn more or revisit genetics will also find this book a valuable, useful resource.

Instructor Resources include PowerPoint Slides, a TestBank, and an Image Bank.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT (William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This primer on the basics of medical genetics delves into selected genetic diseases in all organ systems.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as the basis for a medical genetics curriculum that provides an opportunity for healthcare students to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes early in their education and training as well as to improve their understanding of genetics concepts in clinical medicine to ultimately improve clinical outcomes.
Audience: The book is designed to introduce the discipline of clinical genetics to physician assistant students, medical students, and other healthcare providers. Given the easy-to-read style of the book, the authors are obviously experts in their field.
Features: Chapters cover basic genetics terminology and disease topics in all organ systems. Each chapter begins with objectives and an introductory paragraph about what the chapter covers. Pictures, figures, and tables throughout the book reinforce and clarify important points. Genetics terms are in bold. Each chapter ends with a summary, a list of key terms, chapter review questions to reinforce learning, and a list of resources for further detail.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for both students and clinicians. Medical and public libraries would also find this a valuable resource. As the field of clinical genetics continues to evolve, it is hoped the authors will consider updating this book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This primer on the basics of medical genetics delves into selected genetic diseases in all organ systems.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as the basis for a medical genetics curriculum that provides an opportunity for healthcare students to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes early in their education and training as well as to improve their understanding of genetics concepts in clinical medicine to ultimately improve clinical outcomes.
Audience: The book is designed to introduce the discipline of clinical genetics to physician assistant students, medical students, and other healthcare providers. Given the easy-to-read style of the book, the authors are obviously experts in their field.
Features: Chapters cover basic genetics terminology and disease topics in all organ systems. Each chapter begins with objectives and an introductory paragraph about what the chapter covers. Pictures, figures, and tables throughout the book reinforce and clarify important points. Genetics terms are in bold. Each chapter ends with a summary, a list of key terms, chapter review questions to reinforce learning, and a list of resources for further detail.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for both students and clinicians. Medical and public libraries would also find this a valuable resource. As the field of clinical genetics continues to evolve, it is hoped the authors will consider updating this book.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description: This primer on the basics of medical genetics delves into selected genetic diseases in all organ systems.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as the basis for a medical genetics curriculum that provides an opportunity for healthcare students to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes early in their education and training as well as to improve their understanding of genetics concepts in clinical medicine to ultimately improve clinical outcomes.
Audience: The book is designed to introduce the discipline of clinical genetics to physician assistant students, medical students, and other healthcare providers. Given the easy-to-read style of the book, the authors are obviously experts in their field.
Features: Chapters cover basic genetics terminology and disease topics in all organ systems. Each chapter begins with objectives and an introductory paragraph about what the chapter covers. Pictures, figures, and tables throughout the book reinforce and clarify important points. Genetics terms are in bold. Each chapter ends with a summary, a list of key terms, chapter review questions to reinforce learning, and a list of resources for further detail.
Assessment: This is an excellent book for both students and clinicians. Medical and public libraries would also find this a valuable resource. As the field of clinical genetics continues to evolve, it is hoped the authors will consider updating this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763759605
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Publication date: 9/17/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 236
  • Sales rank: 312,828
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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