Clinical Biochemistry (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science)

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Designed to reflect the challenges of practicing biomedical science today, The Fundamentals of Biomedical Science series combines essential basic science with insights into laboratory practice, demonstrating how an understanding of the biology of disease is coupled with the analytical approaches that lead to diagnosis. Assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, the series reviews the full range of disciplines to which a biomedical scientist may be exposed, from microbiology to cytopathology to transfusion science.

A new volume in this exciting series, Clinical Biochemistry places the theoretical foundations of clinical biochemistry in a practical environment, demonstrating how biomedical scientists apply fundamental biochemical principles to key laboratory investigations. The text provides a comprehensive overview of the discipline–as applied to a wide range of diseases and disorders–and also covers laboratory automation and quality control, forging a clear link between science and practice.

Clinical Biochemistry is enhanced by numerous case studies, examples, and full color throughout. A Companion Website offers resources for students and instructors, including a fully interactive digital microscope–with a range of cell and tissue images for examination–self-assessment activities, and video podcasts that include interviews with practicing biomedical scientists and “in the lab” footage.


“The methodological detail enables the student to appreciate the techniques involved and provides a broad overview of key areas of the subject.”

–Gillian Campling, School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University

About the Author

Dr Nessar Ahmed is Senior Lecturer 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.
Dr Chris Smith is Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he teaches biochemistry and cell & molecular biology. Chris has previously edited six student texts.


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