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Clinical Biochemistry

Second Edition

Edited by Nessar Ahmed

24 November 2016

ISBN: 9780199674442

672 pages

In Stock

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Price: £47.99

The only series to successfully bring together the theory and practice of biomedical science in an accessible way for undergraduate students.



Clinical Biochemistry covers the core biochemistry that biomedical science students need to know, placing it in the context of human disease. Throughout the text, the theory is continually related to laboratory practice through the use of examples and case studies.

  • A blend of science theory and biomedical science practice make this series ideal for those seeking both the knowledge and skills to become proficient Biomedical Scientists.
  • Self-test, case study, and discussion questions, with answers provided at the back of the book, encourage students to analyse the text and develop their problem solving skills.
  • The book is augmented by an Online Resource Centre, which includes an interactive digital microscope, video interviews with practising biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in action.
  • The text is written by an experienced author team, including both practitioners and educators.

New to this edition

  • More case studies have been added, further emphasizing the link between theory and practice, and helping students to gain a deeper understanding of the diagnostic process.
  • New video techniques have been added to the website, with cross-references from relevant points in the text.
  • More marginal key term definitions have been included, to help students get to grips with the terminology.
  • Additional introductory material has been incorporated into chapter 1, to provide further support for students.

About the Author(s)

Edited by Nessar Ahmed, Reader in Clinical Biochemistry, School of Healthcare Science, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Nessar Ahmed is Reader in Clinical Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University where his research examines the role of protein glycation in diabetes. His teaching includes clinical biochemistry, endocrinology, and analytical science.

Table of Contents

    1:Biochemical investigations and quality control, David Cameron
    2:Automation, Tim James
    3:Kidney disease, Edmund Lamb
    4:Hyperuricaemia and gout, Joanne Marsden
    5:Fluid and electrolyte disorders, Tim James
    6:Acid-base disorders, David Tierney
    7:Clinical enzymology and biomarkers, Paul Collinson and Amy Lloyd
    8:Liver function tests, Roy Sherwood
    9:Abnormalities of lipid metabolism, Mike France
    10:Disorders of calcium, phosphate, and magnesium homeostasis, Nessar Ahmed
    11:Abnormal pituitary function, Garry McDowell
    12:Thyroid disease, Garry McDowell
    13:Diabetes mellitus and hypoglycaemia, Allen Yates and Ian Laing
    14:Adrenal disease, John Honour
    15:Reproductive endocrinology, Ian Laing and Julie Thornton
    16:Biochemical nutrition, Pat Twomey and William Simpson
    17:Gastrointestinal disorders and malabsorption, Garry McDowell and Gordon Brydon
    18:Specific protein markers, Gerald Maguire
    19:Cancer biochemistry and tumour markers, Joanne Adaway and Gilbert Wieringa
    20:Inherited metabolic disorders and newborn screening, Mary Anne Preece
    21:Therapeutic drug monitoring, Robin Whelpton, Nigel Brown, and Robert Flanagan
    22:Chemical toxicology, Gwendolen Ayers

Additional Resources

The Online Resource Centre to accompany Clinical Biochemistry 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
· Video podcasts including interviews with practicing biomedical scientists, and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in action

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