PDQ Medical Genetics

Front Cover
BC Decker, 2002 - Medical - 218 pages
Description PDQ Medical Genetics challenges students to learn to think genetically, to recognize genetic factors, and to explain genetics to patients. The author presents an approach to solving clinical problems with genetic components rather than on the presentation of facts that would soon fall out of date. The text is problem-oriented. Each chapter opens with a case scenario designed to direct the student toward learning both the clinical and the basic biological science. The featured scenarios also provide direction in the dealing with a patient's, and family's, personal difficulties by listing genetic disease support groups. The informative text also emphasizes how to go about obtaining the latest information on such topics as molecular testing and imaging techniques. Key Features Features topics not found in most genetics texts designed primarily for medical students such as complex disorders, ambiguous genitalia, pharmacogenetics, and bone dyspasias. Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files Incorporates references and links to carefully selected websites for additional readings and a bonus self-assessment question and answer section for each chapter - all included on the accompanying CD-ROM This book will help students understand the nature of genetics and how its principles flow from those of evolution and natural selection. It provides to the medical student an approach to solving clinical probl ems and provides a conceptual framework within which to sort it all ou t. Davidson approaches the subject of medical genetics as students wil l encounter it - clinically. The book is problem-based, and each chapt er begins with a case scenario requiring a knowledge of genetics with which the practicing physician will have to come to grips fairly frequ ently with the emphasis on having the student recognize the applicatio ns of basic science data and solving the problem presented. It

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Introduction to Human Genetics
Approach to the Child with Congenital

9 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information