A short, highly readable and well illustrated book on general and systematic pathology, approached from the point of view of what medical students need to know in order to understand the clinical work they will eventually be doing. Includes a great variety of self-assessment, to reinforce the messages and to test understanding – and to help students prepare for exams.
- Concise synoptic (not telegraphic text).
- Appropriate self-assessment material.
- Only covers core, so student knows the whole book is essential.
- Includes key objectives.
- Contains simple and memorable diagrams for reproduction in exams.
- Ideal for learning as well as examination review, specifically trying to stimulate the student into assessing his/her own knowledge.
- The books in the seies both complement other available major texts, but also contain enough material to stand in the own right.
- Provides examination practice.
- Part of co-ordinated series.
New to this Edition
- Now general and systematic pathology combined in one volume.
- Further refinement to contents to reflect evolution of what is regarded as core knowledge.
- Major revision of self-assessment material to match change in style of examination (mainly more
- EMQ- and OSCE-style questions).
- New cover design.
Table of Contents
Part 1: General Pathology
Pathology, health and disease. The diagnostic process: from clinical reasoning to molecular biology. Cell growth and adaptation. Cell injury. Cascades, haemostasis and shock. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis. The immune system 1. The immune system 2. Inflammation. Healing and repair. Differentiation, growth disorders and neoplasia. Classification of neoplasms. Cell and tissue degeneration and accumulation.
Part 2: Systematic Pathology
Cardiovascular system. Respiratory tract. Upper gastrointestinal tract. Lower gastrointestinal tract. Liver, biliary tract and exocrine pancreas. Endocrine system. Female breast. Female genital tract. Male genital tract. Urinary tract. Lymphoreticular system. Bones and soft tissue. Skin. Nervous system.
By Paul Bass, BSc, MD, FRCPath, Consultant in Histopathology and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Southampton, UK; Susan Burroughs, BSc, BM, FRCPath, Consultant in Histopathology, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury, UK; Norman Carr, MB, BS, FRCPath, FRCPA, Professor of Anatomical Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia; and Claire Way, BSc, MBChB, MRCPath,, Consultant in Histopathology, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, UK