Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

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Robert Wilkins
Oxford University Press, 2006 - Medical - 920 pages
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Increasingly, students are starting medical school without a specific background. The Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences has been written by biomedical scientists and clinicians to explain the fundamental scientific principles that underpin clinical medicine, and to provide students with a firm grounding in the basic sciences. Frequent cross-referencing with the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine helps to highlight the clinical relevance of specific issues. Deliberately divided into systems-based sections that mirror modern medical teaching strategies, this handbook begins with a clear, easily digestable account of basic cell physiology and biochemistry. It then moves on to an investigation of the traditional piers of medicine (anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, and pharmacology) integrated in the context of each of the major systems relevant to the human body. Well illustrated with clear diagrams and color images, it will prove especially useful for students on problem-based learning courses who are in need of a concise and user-friendly book, and will also serve as a refresher for those doing membership exams.

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About the author (2006)

Dr Cross is a Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Consultant Histopathologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Cross has 20 years experience of teaching the pathology of disease to medical undergraduates. He has authored 5 books, 17 bookchapters and over a hundred full research papers.He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Diagnostic Pathology. Dr Megson is a Senior Lecturer in Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and is a member of the Higher Education Academy with over 10 years' experience of teachingboth medical and science students.

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