Biomedical Science Practice: experimental and professional skills

Paperback | November 14, 2010

EditorHedley Glencross, Qiuyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed

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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, andresearch 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 approachesthat 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, anoverarching 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.Biomedical Science Practice presents the essential practical and professional skills that every biomedical scientist should master, making it the perfect foundation for the study of each of the key subject specialisms that maybe encountered in the biomedical lab.The book reviews a broad range of professional skills and concepts, including health and safety considerations, personal development, and communication, and also introduces the key experimental and analytical approaches that form the basis of the investigation and diagnosis of clinical conditions.Drawing on the wealth of experience of a range of biomedical science practitioners and educators, Biomedical Science Practice is the ideal companion throughout your biomedical science education and training. Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Biomedical Science Practice features:For registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book, available to download For students:* 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

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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, andresearch into the causes and cures of disease w...

Hedley Glencross is the Professional Practice Liaison Officer at the Institute of Biomedical Science. Hedley gained 28 years practice in the NHS before taking on his present role with the Institute. He was a previous Institute Council member (1995-2005), part-time lecturer to BSc, MSc and FIBMS courses (1990-2005), IBMS Specialist Adv...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:November 14, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199533296

ISBN - 13:9780199533299

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Table of Contents

1. Hedley Glencross: Biomedical Science and Biomedical Scientists2. Hedley Glencross: Fitness to practice3. Georgina Lavender: Communication and Confidentiality4. Alison Taylor: Health and Safety5. Ian Graham: Preparing and measuring reagents6. David Beacher: Samples and sample collection7. Peter Robinson: Electrochemistry8. Qiuyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith: Spectrophotometry9. Qiuyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith: Centrifugation10. Qiuyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith: Chromatography11. Qiuyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith: Electrophoresis12. Quiyu Wang, Nessar Ahmed, Chris Smith: Molecular Techniques13. CHECK: Immunological Techniques14. John Gaffney and Mark Slevin: Radioactivity15. Tim James: Automation16. Jan Still and Lynda Petley: POCT17. Tony Sims: Microscopy18. Andrew Blann: Statistics and data handling19. Elaine Moore: Quality assurance and managment20. Georgina Lavender: Personal development

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"I think the idea of a book covering professional practice is invaluable to both the undergraduate student wishing to follow a career as a Biomedical Scientist and a postgraduate recruit to the profession who is about to start the training portfolio." --Gillian Campling, Durham University