Underwood's Pathology: a Clinical Approach: with STUDENT CONSULT Access / Edition 6

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Overview

Underwood’s Pathology (formerly General and Systematic Pathology) is an internationally popular and highly acclaimed textbook, written and designed principally for students of medicine and the related health sciences. Pathology is presented in the context of modern cellular and molecular biology and contemporary clinical practice. After a clear introduction to basic principles, it provides comprehensive coverage of disease mechanisms and the pathology of specific disorders ordered by body system. An unrivalled collection of clinical photographs, histopathology images and graphics complement the clear, concise text.

For this sixth edition, the entire book has been revised and updated. Well liked features to assist problem-based learning - including body diagrams annotated with signs, symptoms and diseases and a separate index of common clinical problems - have been retained and refereshed.

Additional value is provided by the complementary online version - hosted on studentconsult.com - which includes the complete, fully searchable text, downloadable images, clinical case studies and a revised, interactive self-assessment section to check your understanding and aid exam preparation. This all combines to make Underwood’s an unsurpassed learning package in this fascinating and most central medical specialty.

• Contents perfectly matches needs of medical students.
• Very clinical approachis ideally suited tointegrated courses.
• Each organ system chapter begins with a brief review of normal structure and function, emphasizing aspects that are important to an understanding of the subsequently discussed disease processes.
• Offers an unrivalledsuperb collection of clinical photographs, histopathology images, and graphics, approximately 700 in all, that richly depict the appearance of both healthy and diseased tissues.
• Extensive International Advisory Board validates contents.

• Fully revised throughout, with several new contributors and re-written chapters.
• Structure of chaptershoned to make the bookeven easier to use during courses that are problem- or case-based.
• Access toextensive companion websiteon Student Consult:

• Fully searchable complete eletronic text
• Downloadable image bank
• Ability to add your own notes
• Over 250 review questions and clinical cases to assess your strengths and weaknesses and help apply learningto clinical practice
• Core topics further explained and brought to life with extra video and podcast tutorials
• Test yourself with bonus pathology crosswords
• Search across all the Student Consult resources you own online and in one place

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviews of previous edition:

Underwood’s pathology is a very concise and yet full guide through the progression of diseases. It is fantastic for PBL because it gives you a basic pathological outline and explains the technical terminology as it goes. It uses some good clear flow diagrams and very memorable pictures to hammer the point home. I find it has a perfect level of detail for first and second year. Histological changes in tissues are also included which cuts down on research time. It also finds space to include other aspects of illness such as aetiology and recent advances in the field. The layout into pathologies of each body system makes the book easy to use effectively. Any time where there is reference made to another part of the book a page number is provided. The index is well detailed and accurate. It is very easy to read as the sentences are short and to the point, and paragraphs broken up by tables and diagrams. - Medical Student, University of Glasgow

"This is the definitive UK textbook of pathology...The range of coverage provided by Underwood and Cross in general and systematic pathology is excellent...This new edition of Underwood and Cross expands on previous success and cements its postition as the market leader for undergraduate UK pathology and in curricula worldwide based on the UK system."The Bulletin

"...it truly is an outstanding textbook...highly recommended" Histopathology

"...no doubt it will remain a bestseller - excellent value for undergraduates" Journal of Clinical Pathology

"A book of this kind deserves a wide readership" Modern Pathology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780702046728
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 788
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Index of patient symptoms

PART 1 BASIC PATHOLOGY

1 What is pathology?

2 What is disease?

3 What causes disease?

PART 2 DISEASE MECHANISMS

4 Disorders of growth, differentiation and morphogenesis

5 Responses to cellular injury

6 Disorders of metabolism and homeostasis

7 Ischaemia, infarction and shock

8 Immunology and immunopathology

9 Inflammation

10 Carcinogenesis and neoplasia

11 Ageing and death

12 How do pathologists help patient care?

PART 3 SYSTEMATIC PATHOLOGY

13 Cardiovascular system

14 Respiratory tract

15 Alimentary system

16 Liver, biliary system and exocrine pancreas

17 Endocrine system

18 Breast

19 Female genital tract

20 Urinary and male genital tracts

21 Kidney diseases

22 Lymph nodes and extranodal lymphoid tissue, spleen and thymus

23 Blood and bone marrow

24 Skin

25 Osteoarticular and connective tissues

26 Central and peripheral nervous systems

Glossary

Index

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