Cell Structure & Function

ISBN : 9780199652471

Guy Orchard; Brian Nation
520 Pages
194 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 2014
Fundamentals of Biomedical Science
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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. The series: * 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 The series is developed in partnership with and endorsed by the Institute of Biomedical Science. Visit www.ibms.org for more information. Cell Structure and Function describes the structural and functional features of the various types of cell from which the human body is formed. Focusing on normal cellular structure and function, it gives students and trainees a firm grounding in the appearance and behaviour of healthy cells and tissues on which can be built a robust understanding of cellular pathology. With cell structure and function correlated with clinical contexts throughout, Cell Structure and Function is the ideal introduction to cellular biology for any student of biomedical science. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from each book, available to download For students: * An interactive Virtual Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samples * Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice


1. Introducing the cell: structure, molecular construction and communication strategies
2. Studying cells: essential techniques
3. Anatomy, embryology, and cell families
4. Blood cell genesis: red cell and white cell families
5. Nerves: the cells of the central and peripheral nervous system
6. Lungs: the cells of the respiratory system
7. The alimentary canal
8. The cells and commensal bacteria of the alimentary canal
9. The cells of the vascular and lymphatic systems
10. Connective tissue, bones, cartilage and muscle
11. The cells of the liver
12. The cells of the kidney
13. Reproductive cells and gametogenesis
14. The endocrine system
15. The cells of the skin

About the author: 

Dr Guy Orchard is Laboratory Manager at GSTS Pathology, St John's Institute of Dermatology, London. He has been a council member for the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and is currently a specialist advisor for cellular pathology and the Deputy Chief Examiner for Cellular Pathology for the IBMS. In 2015 Guy was awarded the Guy Leica Leadership Award for Teaching by the National Society for Histotechnologists.; Dr Brian Nation is Editor of The Biomedical Scientist, a publication of the Institute of Biomedical Science.

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