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Third Edition

Gary Moore, Gavin Knight, and Andrew Blann

12 April 2021

ISBN: 9780198826095

816 pages

In Stock

Fundamentals of Biomedical Science

Price: £47.99

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



Haematology provides a broad-ranging overview of the study of blood, from its physiology to the key pathophysiological states that can arise. It demonstrates throughout how the physiology underpins the key investigations carried out by a biomedical scientist, forging a clear link between science and practice.

  • 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.
  • This fully updated third edition builds on the excellence that won the previous edition the Royal Society of Biology's Undergraduate Textbook Prize.
  • The online resources to accompany Haematology include multiple choice questions to test understanding, a Journal Club which provides discussion questions for relevant research papers and answers to case study and self-check questions. Students and lecturers will also have access to the FBMS series online resources, which feature video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and 'in the lab' footage showing biomedical techniques.
  • Also available as an ebook with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support.

New to this edition

  • An extensive revision of content to ensure the book reflects the most up-to-date research in the field.
  • New sections on a diagnostic algorithm for bleeding disorders, laboratory parameters to distinguish between DIC, TTP and HUS, and haemostatic complications of mechanical circulatory support make the text a truly comprehensive resource.
  • Extended coverage of the molecular genetics of haemopoiesis and erythropoiesis, the macrophage, iron mis-regulation, alloimmune and hereditary xerocytosis, and monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.
  • Six new case studies, grounding the content within the context of clinical and biomedical practice.
  • Updated online resources including new multiple choice questions to test your knowledge and a Journal Club to refine your skills in comprehending and critically analysing key research papers.
  • Fully revised Haemato-oncology section to represent the latest World Health Organisation guidance.

About the Author(s)

Gary Moore, Visiting Professor, Middlesex University, Gavin Knight, Principal Lecturer, University of Plymouth, and Andrew Blann, Hon. Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Wolverhampton University

Gary Moore is Director of Clinical Diagnostic Research for Technoclone, Honorary Consultant Biomedical Scientist for the Specialist Haemostasis Unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology at Middlesex University. He received his BSc degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Greenwich and was the first recipient of the Doctor of Biomedical Science degree, from the University of Portsmouth. He is a Fellow and Life Member of the IBMS, Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Chartered Scientist and Chartered Biologist. He has published papers and reviews on diagnostic haemostasis, his main area of interest being antiphospholipid antibody detection, and has co-authored guidelines on diagnostic testing in haemostasis. He is a co-chair for the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Scientific Sub-Committee on Plasma Coagulation Inhibitors and peer reviewer for international journals of haematology and haemostasis/thrombosis.

Gavin Knight is a Principal Lecturer in Haematology, Course Leader for the IBMS and Royal Society of Biology accredited BSc Biomedical Science course, Programme Leader for the Biomedical Sciences area and Technology Enhanced Learning lead for the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. His area of specialist academic interest focuses on the haematological malignancies and the molecular mechanisms underpinning their behaviour. Gavin is a passionate, innovative, educator who favours the use of active learning approaches in Higher Education, with particular emphasis on problem-based and collaborative learning methodologies. Gavin is the recipient of a number of student-led teaching awards and has extensive experience of external examining for IBMS accredited courses. Gavin is the Deputy Chief Examiner for the IBMS Haematology Advisory Panel, is an HCPC registered Biomedical Scientist and holds Fellowship of the IBMS, Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and is a chartered scientist.

Prior to his appointment as Editor of the British Journal of Biomedical Science, Andrew Blann was a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the City Hospital, Birmingham with Hon. Senior Lecturer appointments at Birmingham University Medical School and the University of Wolverhampton. He received his PhD in vascular biology from the University of Manchester, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology, the Institute of Biomedical Science, The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society of Statistics. Other textbooks include Data Handing and Analysis (Oxford University Press), Blood Science (Wiley Blackwell) and Routine Blood Results Explained (M&K Updates).

Table of Contents

    Part 1
    1:Intro to haematology, Gary W. Moore, Gavin Knight, Andrew D. Blann and Alexis Henley
    2:Major haematology parameters and basic techniques, Andrew D. Blann, Gary W. Moore and Gavin Knight
    3:Haemopoiesis and the bone marrow, Andrew Blann and Gavin Knight
    Part 2
    4:The red blood cell in health and disease, Andrew Blann and Pam Holtom
    5:Anaemia 1: The bone marrow, micronutrients, and disease in other organs, Andrew Blann and Sukhjinder Marwah
    6:Anaemia 2: Haemolysis, Andrew Blann and Sukhjinder Marwah
    7:Blood-borne parasites, Gary W. Moore
    8:White blood cells in health and disease, Gavin Knight
    Part 3
    9:An introduction to haematological malignancies, Gavin Knight
    10:The laboratory investigation of haematological malignancies, Gavin Knight
    11:An introduction to classification systems: myeloid neoplasms, Gavin Knight
    12:An introduction to classification systems: lymphoid neoplasms, Gavin Knight
    Part 4
    13:Normal haemostasis, Gary W. Moore
    14:Bleeding disorders and their laboratory investigation, Gary W. Moore and David A. Gurney
    15:Thrombophilia, Gary W. Moore and Ian Jennings
    16:Acquired disorders of haemostasis, Gary W. Moore
    17:Haemostasis and anticoagulation, Gary W. Moore and Jane M. Needham
    Part 5
    18:Case studies in haematology, Andrew D. Blann, Gavin Knight and Gary W. Moore


"A great, friendly text to develop haematology knowledge with a good laboratory practice perspective." - Patricia Procter, Keele University

"It's the first book I recommend on my haematology courses. " - Dr Carol Rea, University of Lincoln

"A really good reference text for use at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and it also meets the needs of many working Biomedical Scientists." - Dr Colin Casimir, Middlesex University

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources

The third edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks

The online resources to accompany Haematology feature:

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

For students:
- Multiple choice questions to test understanding
- A Journal Club which provides discussion questions for relevant research papers
- Answers to case study and self-check questions

Haematology is also supported by the following online series resources:
- Video interviews with practicing biomedical scientists
- 'In the lab' footage showing biomedical techniques

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