We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more

Clinical Immunology

Second Edition

Angela Hall, Chris Scott, and Matthew Buckland

March 2016

ISBN: 9780199657650

360 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Price: £39.99

Clinical Immunology gives an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.

Share:

Description

Clinical Immunology gives an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders.

  • 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
  • Case studies enrich the text and emphasise clinical relevance
  • Self-test and discussion questions, with answers provided online, encourage students to analyse the text and develop their problem solving skills
  • The book is augmented by an Online Resource Centre, which includes video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical science in practice

New to this edition

  • New chapter on autoimmune skin disorders explaining the clinical features of these diseases, assays and techniques used to test for them, and methods of treatment.
  • New chapter on histocompatibility and immunogenetics to describe the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) system and its role in transplantation and disease, and to introduce methods used in the clinical H&I laboratory.

About the Author(s)

Angela Hall, CSci FIBMS, Laboratory Manager, Department of Infection and Immunity, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Chris Scott, Mr, Department of Immunology, Barts and the London NHS Trust, and Matthew Buckland, Dr, Department of Immunology, Barts and the London NHS Trust

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction to the clinical immunology laboratory, Angela Hall and Christopher Baldwin
    2:Immunoglobulins, Lynn Follows and Phillip A Whitfield
    3:Allergy, Kirsty Swallow
    4:Complement, Mo Moody, Tariq El-Shanawany, Paul Williams, B Paul Morgan and Stephen Jolles
    5:Autoimmune rheumatological disease, Chris Scott
    6:Autoimmune kidney disease, Angela Hall
    7:Organ-specific autoimmunity, Robert J Lock
    8:Autoimmune skin disease, Robert J Lock, Sarah Johnston and Philip Bright
    9:Autoimmune liver diseases, Edward Davies
    10:Neuroimmunology, Abid R Karim and Saiju Jacob
    11:Flow cytometry and primary immunodeficiency, Dawn Barge
    12:Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Alison Cox
    13:Histocompatibility and immunogenetics, David Wilson and Vaughan Carter

Reviews

Review from previous edition The main strength is the description of the methods used in a laboratory setting. This is a unique feature and makes it stand out from other textbooks in the area. - Dr Fiona L. Henriquez, University of the West of Scotland

Using case studies really helps to integrate knowledge in an applied context. Students not only get to understand what is happening, but they begin to see why this is important, how this can affect the patient, and what it could mean to them in the diagnostic laboratory. - Glenn Hussey, Keele University

This excellent book would be particularly useful for undergraduates aiming to enter a career in biomedical science, and also a worthwhile read for trainee and practising biomedical scientists. - Immunology News

Additional Resources

The Online Resource Centre to accompany Clinical Immunology features:

For registered adopters of the book:
- Figures from the book, available to download

For students:
- Answers to self-check and end of chapter questions
- 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 practice

Related Titles