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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 has been 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.
· 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 via clinical case studies.
The series is developed in partnership with and endorsed by the Institute of Biomedical Science. See ibms.org for more information.
Medical Microbiology covers a range of key laboratory techniques used in the diagnosis of important human diseases caused by microorganisms. From sample collection, through to analysis and laboratory investigation, the text covers a wide range of procedures and highlights how and why results are generated. The second edition has been expanded to cover a wider range of topics, and includes new chapters on parasitology, pathogenesis, and molecular diagnostics and investigation.
Online Resource Centre
The Online Resource Centre to accompany Medical Microbiology features:
· An interactive Digital 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: Introduction to Microbiology, Michael Ford
2: Identification tests, John Perry
3: Culture media, John Perry
4: Susceptibility testing and antibiotic assay, Jenny Andrews
5: Blood cultures, Derek Law
6: Investigation of urine samples, Clive Graham
7: Investigation of wound, tissue, and genital samples, Steve Davies and Mark Tovey
8: Examination of cerebrospinal fluid and fluids from sterile sites, Derek Law
9: Investigation of respiratory samples, Louise Hill-King
10: Investigation of gastrointestinal specimens, Michael Ford and Kathy Nye
11: Clinical parasitology, Tony Worthington
12: Infection prevention and control, Sheila Morgan and Michael Ford
13: Laboratory investigations of viral infections, Jayne Harwood
14: Clinical mycology, Derek Law
15: Pathogenesis, Lynn G. Dover
16: Molecular diagnostics and investigation, Jane Harwood
17: Procedures for sample collection, transport and processing, Malcolm Holliday
As a laboratory professional I would choose to recommend this text over others for those students wanting a career in laboratory medicine. - Dr Danilla Grando, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Covers everything you need to know as a biomedical scientist right from the basic science of the types of microbes you may encounter to practical, safety and troubleshooting advice... The online interactive digital microscope is fantastic and I haven't seen anything like it before. I think it's a great way to get students excited about the subject and to be able to play with it in their own time to learn. - Reetika Suri, PhD Student, Queen Mary University of London