ABOUT THIS BOOK
- 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.
Immunology gives the new biomedical scientist an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.
By examining the key immunological principles and scientific basis of laboratory techniques with a focus on the biomedical scientist's role in the diagnostic laboratory, the reader is provided with everything needed to prepare for a specialist qualification in immunology. Current tests, the rationale behind their use, the technologies employed, and the quality measures applied are illustrated by specific case studies showing how the clinician interprets the results to help the patient.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Immunology 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.
"This excellent book would be particularly useful for undergraduates aiming
to enter a career in biomedical science, and also a worthwhile read for trainee
and practising biomedical scientists. Immunology News"
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Introduction to the clinical immunology laboratory
2: Lynn Follows and Phillip A Whitfield: Immunoglobulins
3: Alistair Crockard and IJ Ansotegui: Allergy
4: Mo Moody, Tariq El-Shanawany, Paul Williams and B Paul Morgan: Complement
5: Peter J Charles: Autoimmune - Rheumatological Disease
6: Peter J Charles: Autoimmune - Kidney Disease
7: Robert J Lock: Organ Specific autoimmunity
8: Edward Davies: Autoimmune liver disease
9: Abid R Karim and S Jacob: Neuroimmunology
10: Dawn Bridge: Flow cytometry and primary immunodeficiency
11: Alison Cox: Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
Edited by Angela Hall, CSci FIBMS DMS MSc BSc, Department of Immunology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Christine Yates, CSci FIBMS MSc, Immunology Department, Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust