- A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists.
- Content carefully developed to support the reader in demonstrating the competencies required during the study of biomedical science at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
- Case studies and other examples enrich the text, firmly rooting the text in the context of clinical and biomedical practice.
- The striking full-colour presentation engages the reader, and presents the many illustrations and photographic images to best effect.
- An Online Resource Centre contains a range of additional materials to augment the printed text, including a fully interactive Digital Microscope with a range of cell and tissue images for examination.
Biomedical scientists are the foundation of modern healthcare, from cancer screening to diagnosing HIV, from blood transfusion for surgery to food poisoning and infection control. Without biomedical scientists, the diagnosis of disease, the evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment, and research into the causes and cures of disease would not be possible.
The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series is written to reflect the challenges
of practicing biomedical science today. It draws together essential basic science
with insights into laboratory practice to show how an understanding of the biology
of disease is coupled to the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis.
Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a Biomedical Scientist may be exposed - from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science. Alongside volumes exploring specific biomedical themes and related laboratory diagnosis, an overarching Biomedical Science Practice volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped.
· Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicine.
· Understands the development needs of employers and the Profession.
· Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of Biomedicine.
· Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical context.
Biomedical Science Practice presents the essential practical and professional skills that every biomedical scientist should master, making it the perfect foundation for the study of each of the key subject specialisms that maybe encountered in the biomedical lab.
The book reviews a broad range of professional skills and concepts, including health and safety considerations, personal development, and communication, and also introduces the key experimental and analytical approaches that form the basis of the investigation and diagnosis of clinical conditions.
Drawing on the wealth of experience of a range of biomedical science practitioners and educators, Biomedical Science Practice is the ideal companion throughout your biomedical science education and training.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Biomedical Science Practice features:
For registered adopters of the book:
· Figures from the book, available to download
· An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples
· Self-assessment modules to help you to check and reinforce understanding of the basic science introduced in each volume
· Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice
Readership: Undergraduates at all levels studying a practice-oriented Biomedical Science degree programme.
"A highly useful resource that brings together a range of specialty knowledge that would not normally be found in one text." - Nathaniel Milton, Roehampton University
"Challenges students on a scientific note and should inspire the more confident to really think about what is going on in the diagnostic laboratory and the technical pros and cons associated with various techniques. " - Glenn Hussey, Keele University
"I think the idea of a book covering professional practice is invaluable
to both the undergraduate student wishing to follow a career as a Biomedical
Scientist and a postgraduate recruit to the profession who is about to start
the training portfolio." - Gillian Campling, Durham University
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Hedley Glencross: Biomedical Science and Biomedical Scientists
2: Hedley Glencross: Fitness to practice
3: Georgina Lavender: Communication in laboratory medicine
4: Alison Taylor: Health and Safety
5: Andrew Blann: Statistics and handling data
6: Ian Graham: Preparing and measuring reagents
7: Joyce Overfield: Samples and sample collection
8: Tony Sims: Microscopy
9: Peter Robinson: Electrochemistry
10: John Gaffney and Mark Slevin: Radioactivity and radiation
11: Quiyu Wang, Helen Montgomery, Nessar Ahmed, and Chris Smith: Spectroscopy
12: Quiyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, and Chris Smith: Centrifugation
13: Quiyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, and Chris Smith: Chromatography
14: Quiyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, and Chris Smith: Electrophoresis
15: Christine Yates: Immunological techniques
16: Quiyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, and Chris Smith: Molecular biology techniques
17: Tim James: Laboratory automation
18: Jan Still and Lynda Petley: Point of care testing
19: Elaine Moore: Quality assurance and managment
20: Georgina Lavender: Personal development
Hedley Glencross, Institute of Biomedical Science, London, Nessar Ahmed, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University, and Qiuyu Wang, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University