* 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.
Medical Microbiology examines microbiology from the viewpoint of the biomedical scientist based in a microbiology laboratory.
Adopting a holistic approach to the study of pathogens and their isolation and identification, it explains the basis of key laboratory techniques, as well as the scientific theory that underpins them. With a lens on the many branches of medical microbiology - including bacteriology, mycology, and virology - each process is covered in sufficient detail to ensure the reader understands how and why a result is generated, and the pitfalls of the processes involved.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Medical Microbiology 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