Integrated Medical Sciences: The Essentials / Edition 1

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Integrated Medical Sciences: The Essentials is a concise, accessible, problem-based approach to the subject using case scenarios to facilitate students taking their pre-clinical or basic sciences examinations. Using a family of characters in each case scenario, the aim of the text is to reflect the current changes in the medical and biomedical science curriculum that is increasingly moving towards a more integrated approach through problem-based learning. The characters, all members of an extended family, will appear in several scenarios, and the student will become familiar with their personalities and their disease processes. Each case study will therefore cover the relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology and biochemistry and enable the reader to grasp the key concepts of basic medical sciences in an integrated fashion.

This is an essential text for first and second year undergraduates taking medical or biomedical sciences (during the pre-clinical phase for medical students). The book will also be invaluable to nursing degree students and allied health students taking courses in dentistry, physiotherapy and pharmacy. In addition, the book will be ideal for US and international medical students preparing for the USMLE Step 1 examination. takes an integrated approach to the subject to reflect recent changes in the medical and biomedical science curriculum, Trigger boxes enhance understanding and enable the student to read around the subject, Learning strategies included at the beginning of each chapter, Revision questions and exercises included throughout to ensure key concepts are fully understood.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…an innovative book designed for students of all practitioners will find it a worthy resource as well." (Doody's Health Services)

From The Critics
Reviewer:Susan A Trombley, AAS, RRT(William Beaumont Hospitals)
Description:In this book, the authors aim to present essential concepts of common medical diseases through case scenarios, covering the organ, hematological, and immune systems.
Purpose:The purpose is to present the essential concepts and facts of the basic medical sciences through case scenarios. The book stimulates critical thinking, recall, and creates an appreciation of interrelationships between the various specialties of biomedical science. With this unique approach, the authors have met their objectives.
Audience:According to the author, the book is written for preclinical U.K., U.S., and international medical students as well as physiology, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, advanced nurse practitioners and other health sciences students.
Features:Key features of this book are case scenarios involving a cast of characters with common diseases. The scenarios contain questions that require critical thinking, trigger boxes which show key facts, and tables. Other features include incomplete tables (which are completed by the reader) as well as learning tasks. Questions are prominent throughout the chapters and it is hoped the authors will consider adding an appendix with the answers in future editions.
Assessment:This is an innovative book designed for students of all disciplines, but medical and university libraries as well as healthcare practitioners would find it a worthy resource as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470016589
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Shantha Perera. University of Wolverhampton, UK

Ho Leung. Lea Road Medical Practice, Wolverhampton, UK 

Rousseau Gama. New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK

Stephen Anderson. University of Wolverhampton, UK

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Table of Contents

About this book...     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
List of Abbreviations     xiii
The respiratory system     1
Zoe's breathing difficulties...     2
Grandma's bad chest...     14
The cardiovascular system     29
John is a worried man...     29
Max is attacked!     40
More problems for Irene...     43
Back to John's exam...     46
John's little elephant     57
The gastrointestinal system     65
Mary's burning stomach...     65
Mary's severe backache...     76
Mary, 27 years on...     77
'Why does everything I eat turn to fat?'     85
The urinary system     99
Max's great pain     100
Max is fighting, and losing...again!     103
Max's cola urine     109
John's diabetic kidney     110
Going back to Max...     112
The endocrine system     121
Mary is slowing down...     121
Zoe's moon face...     129
Max's terrible headache...     135
Little John can't stop drinking...     136
John's losing control...     140
The musculoskeletal system     143
Max and the motorcycle...     143
More problems for Max     151
The open book...     153
John's done his back in!     153
The boy in the wheelchair     157
Irene's dinner fork...     158
Brittle bone boy with blue eyes...     163
Big Head...     165
Jane's hot joints...     165
John and his hot, red, big toe...     171
The nervous system     173
Jane's carpal tunnel     173
Albert's tremor...     177
A bad night for Irene...     182
Little John's rash...     185
The reproductive system     211
Debbie's changes...     211
Debbie wants a baby...     214
Debbie and Max visit the fertility clinic     220
John has a new embarrassing problem...     227
Debbie is pregnant!     227
Debbie's concerns...     236
The birth     239
Mary's changes...     243
Genetics, oncology and haematology     245
Albert's bleed...     246
Maria is always tired     253
Little John's scare...      258
Jimmy's big, red, painful knee...     261
John's clot busters...     263
Albert has more tests...     264
Infection and immunity     275
Debbie goes to the doctors; she is pregnant again!!     276
Debbie's water works problem...     288
Baby Zak gets pneumonia...     291
Ted gets DIC and ARDS after surgery...     294
Max is lost to follow up...     298
Max gets very sick...     302
Debbie has a new partner...and a new problem     303
Max's blood transfusion     303
Epilogue     306
Recommended further reading     307
Index     309
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