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.
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, cures and treatment 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.
Haematology provides a broad-ranging overview of the study of blood, the dynamic fluid that interfaces with all organs and tissues to mediate essential transport and regulatory functions.
Written with the needs of the biomedical scientist centre-stage, it provides a firm grounding in the physiology of blood, and the key pathophysiological states that can arise. It demonstrates throughout how an understanding of the physiology underpins the key investigations carried out by a biomedical scientist to forge a clear link between science and practice.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Haematology 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: Postgraduates and Undergraduates at all levels studying a practice-oriented Biomedical Science degree programme.
"A very good resource. Chapters are very well elaborated with latest up to date in depth information. Inclusion of learning objectives, summaries and in particular key terms and key points gives it advantage over many other texts currently available. " - Indu Singh, School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University
"Covers a range of haematological topics that are both up to date and
very comprehensive." - Gordon Lowe, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular
Scienes, Liverpool John Moores University
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Introduction to Haematology
2: Major Haematology Parameters and Basic Techniques
3: Haemopoiesis and the bone marrow
4: The Physiology of the Red Blood Cell
5: The Pathology of the Red Blood Cell: Part 1
6: The Pathology of the Red Blood Cell: Part 2
7: Blood-borne parasites
8: White Blood Cells in Health and Disease
9: An Introduction to Haematological Malignancies
10: The Laboratory Investigation of Haematological Malignancies
11: An Introduction to Classification Systems: Myeloid neoplasms
12: An Introduction to Classification Systems: Lymphoid neoplasms
13: Normal haemostasis
14: Bleeding disorders and their laboratory investigation
16: Haemostasis and anticoagulation
Gary Moore, Consultant Biomedical Scientist, Centre for Haemostasis and Thrombosis, St. Thomas' Hospital London, Gavin Knight, Senior Lecturer in Haematology, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science, University of Portsmouth, and Andrew Blann, Consulatant Clinical Scientist and Senior Lecturer, University Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham