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  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (5 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405157119
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405157117
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 2.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Each chapter moves concisely through the appropriate science,highlighting its relevance to clinical practice. The information iswell presented and easy to navigate." (Oxford Medical SchoolGazette, 2011)

"This new book in the Lecture Notes series covers most ofthe important areas in biomedical sciences relevant to any doctorof tomorrow. It is a condensation of the essentials of the Oxfordundergraduate pre–clinical medical course. Chapters on the broaderareas of the curriculum such as Cell biology , Molecular biology and Anatomy arefollowed by chapters that take more of a systems approach e.g. Cardiovascular , Respiratory and Gastrointestinal etc. The necessary chapters on Immunology , Microbiology and even Statistics , are also included.

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The aim of the author is to provide: A resource of theessential facts, without too much additional detail . Theclassic Lecture Notes format of short prose and bulletpoints alongside simple diagrams is used. This is achieved wellwith the addition of useful Definition and Clinical significance boxes throughout the text whichare helpfully colour coded. There is no bulky text and subheadingsclearly and logically breakup the information making is easy todigest. Diagrams are simple, colourful and informative. Mostchapters come in at a very readable 20 pages long. 

The Good – This book provides the essential facts in mostof the topics that medical students and future doctors will beexpected to be well versed in. Each chapter moves concisely throughthe appropriate science, highlighting its relevance to clinicalpractice. The information is well presented and easy to navigate.Diagrams have been intentionally kept simple whilst retaining themost important information as to make them easily reproducible inthe exam situation. The diagrams in the anatomy sections of thebook are of particular merit, managing to be both simple yetinformation rich. The addition of a chapter on statistics is a niceand highly appropriate addition to this, and indeed any, medicalsciences text.   

The Bad – Although very readable, in my opinion, thisbook is found a little wanting on content. When compared to textsof a similar ilk such as the Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences,which also has the advantage of being more compact, this becomesapparent. Common to other texts in the Lecture Notes series,the style can be somewhat uninspiring in places. Although aiming atessential facts I think this book would benefit from slightly moredetail in some areas, more as a facilitator in the understanding ofthe basics, even if it is not retained by the reader.

Personal Recommendation – This book follows in thefootsteps of others that attempt to condense the medicalundergraduate course into a single book something that itachieves well given its primary aim of providing a text ofessential facts. If you are a clinical student looking to touch upon only the undergraduate essentials in a particular area then thisis the book for you. On the other hand if you aspire to more thanjust the basics then investing in a larger combined physiology andanatomy text may be required for the broader picture to beseen.

Rating: 8/10

by Nicholas Sunderland, 5th Year Medical Student, OxfordUniversity Medical School Gazette

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This brand new Lecture Notes title provides the corebiomedical science study and revision material that medicalstudents need to know. Matching the common systems–based approachtaken by the majority of medical schools, it provides concise,student–led content that is rooted in clinical relevance. The bookis filled with learning features such as key definitions and keyconditions, and is cross–referenced to develop interdisciplinaryawareness. Although designed predominantly for medical students,this new Lecture Notes book is also useful for students ofdentistry, pharmacology and nursing.

Biomedical Science Lecture Notes provides:

  • A brand new title in the award–winning Lecture Notesseries
  • A concise, full colour study and revision guide
  • A ′one–stop–shop′ for the biomedical sciences
  • Clinical relevance and cross referencing to developinterdisciplinary skills
  • Learning features such as key definitions to aidunderstanding

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The aim of Lecture Notes in Biomedical Sciences is simple: to contain only what students need to know about the medical sciences in a concise, accessible way.

This is a much-needed approach. At medical school I was frequently swamped by enormous texts and ultimately forgot everything. With the broadening of the medical curriculum and the rapid development of many fields, students need something simple to get an authoritative overview of the sciences. This book does just that.

It covers everything from cell biology through the science behind each body systems to medical statistics. This enormous remit is covered in a style which is accessible to the new medical student but in enough depth to be used as a reference to students in any medical field. Clinical boxes are scattered throughout the text and contains medical learning points, all serving to highlight the relevance of the text to the actual practice of medicine. Diagrams are equally appropriate, full-colour and memorable.

In summary: an excellent book, unique in its field, and one I wish I'd had at the start of medical school - it would have made my life a lot simpler!
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This is a great text book that has helped me loads, with easy diagrams, concise explinations and for me, the eternal crammer, an excellent revision guide. I cant recommended it enough.
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Great overview for anyone on biomedical sciences- I'm not sure why universities don't recommend it. Just bought in my second year at newcastle and I can safely say if I'd bought it sooner I would not have bothered with Bruce's molecular biology, genetics and immunology books!
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good range of information about my degree of Biomedical Sciences. There is not many references books for Biomedical Science. This book is great!! Including some graph, diagram, pictures. If says it is a lecture notes, I would rather discribe its as an "references book".
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Excellent little book. Concise with little to no waffle.

Pros: Lots of information that will cover most of your course. A first stop book to gain an understanding before using more in depth books.

Cons: Sometimes the information describing a complex structure is in word on one page then you turn over to see a diagram of it on the next. Personally I just want the diagram. But if you do like words as well, then it is annoying you have to turn over to see the diagram.
There are no case histories, which I feel is important to biomedical science.

Over all a great book for first and second years. Third year you will need to use other books.
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This textbook is okay for an initial introduction to topics, but as many of us know, university courses tend to throw you in the deep end. This is by no means a replacement to a good set of textbooks, but I suppose might function as a concise guide to topic areas for some.

I feel that some areas are lacking diagrams that are severely needed. For example, which medical sciences textbook does not have a single diagram of the heart?!!

Many areas are neglected completely - though perhaps these are covered in the more specific titles of the series...

Overall, I'd say it is an average book, but save your money for area-specialised textbooks.
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Great book; covers a vast array of subject areas in basic outline detail. Seller was fairly slow to dispatch, considering I paid for delivery. Book in excellent condition. Would recommend if you have time to wait for the book to arrive!
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