The Human Body: An Introduction for the Biomedical and Health Sciences

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9780199289073: The Human Body: An Introduction for the Biomedical and Health Sciences

The human body is an intricate assembly of organs and systems, whose development and ongoing well-being is tightly-regulated. An understanding of these biological systems and processes is central to the biomedical and healthcare sciences - in understanding how the body works in health and disease, in understanding how we can detect and monitor illness, and in understanding how illnesses can be treated, how drugs can be developed and administered, and how well-being can be restored.

Taking a broad, integrated view of the field, Biological Science for the Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences spans human physiology and anatomy, histology, cell biology, pharmacology, and genetics and immunology, to give a complete overview that forms the perfect foundation to any biomedical or healthcare science course.

The book leads the reader gently into the main subject areas without overwhelming them with excessive detail. Its clear, straightforward presentation makes it easy for the reader to grasp the essentials to get the working knowledge they need.
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Custom-drawn artwork to help the reader to visualize the concepts being introduced.

Key points throughout to reinforce the essential facts and themes being presented

End-of-chapter questions to enable the reader to check their understanding as they progress through their course.

Online Resource Centre to accompany Biological Science for the Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences
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Figures from the book in electronic format, ready to download
A test bank of multiple choice questions, with feedback keyed to the book

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About the Author:


Gillian Pocock is a lecturer in Clinical Science at Canterbury Christ Church University where she is responsible for teaching many of the science-based modules in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.

Chris Richards is Emeritus Professor of Experimental Physiology in the Department of Physiology at University College London.

Books by the same authors:
Human Physiology: The basis of medicine |a Gillian Pocock and Christopher D. Richards

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"This well-written and expertly edited volume fills a useful niche in health professions education. The best aspect of this publication is that it can be read, like a narrative, from front to back. The rhythm of the writing reflects the experience of the authors as prior textbook writers and so they seem to know that students master introductory concepts more through their own intuitive frameworks than through data-intense reference manuals. This volume is an excellent choice for any introductory course in the human health professions."--The Quarterly Review of Biology


"Certainly such a text would be a great benefit to both students and instructors alike." -- Dr. Victor Gault, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster


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