Cell Structure and Function

Paperback | September 26, 2014

EditorGuy Orchard, Brian Nation

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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 iFundamentals of Biomedical Science/i 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 analyticalapproaches 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 iBiomedical Science Practice/i volume gives a grounding in the professional and experimental skills with which any Biomedical Scientist must be equipped.The series:DT Understands the complex roles of Biomedical Scientists in the modern practice of medicineDT Understands the development needs of employers and the ProfessionDT Addresses the need for understanding of a range of fundamental sciences in the context of BiomedicineDT Places the theoretical aspects of Biomedical Science in their practical contextiCell Structure and Function/i 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 andtissues on which can be built a robust understanding of cellular pathology. With cell structure and function correlated with clinical contexts throughout, iCell Structure and Function/i is the ideal introduction to cellular biology for any student of biomedical science.bOnline Resource Centre/bThe Online Resource Centre to accompany the iFundamentals of Biomedical Science/i series features:For registered adopters of the book:DT Figures from each book, available to downloadFor students:DT An interactive Digital Microscope, encouraging the exploration of tissue samplesDT 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...

Dr Guy Orchard is Laboratory Manager at the St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, 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. Dr Brian Nation is Edito...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:September 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652473

ISBN - 13:9780199652471

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1. Dr David Furness and Dr Carole Hackney: Introducing the cell: structure, molecular construction and communication strategies2. Dr Gavin Knight: Studying cells: essential techniques3. Dr Ian Locke and Dr. Joanne Murray: Anatomy, embryology, and cell families4. Dr Gavin Knight: Blood cell genesis: red cell and white cell families5. Dr Rosalind King and Richard Mathias: Nerves: the cells of the central and peripheral nervous system6. Behdad Shambayati: Lungs: the cells of the respiratory system7. Tony Warford and Tony Madgwick: The alimentary canal8. Dr Kathy Nye: The cells and commensal bacteria of the alimentary canal9. Dr Andrew Blann: The cells of the vascular and lymphatic systems10. Dr Suha Deen: Connective tissue, bones, cartilage and muscle11. Anne Rayner and Dr Alberto Quaglia: The cells of the liver12. Guy Orchard and David Muskett: The cells of the kidney13. Andrew Evered and Behdad Shambayati: Reproductive cells and gametogenesis14. Ms Judy Brincat: The endocrine system15. Dr Guy Orchard: The cells of the skin