This week, our Resource List of the Week concentrates on Medicine. Before starting, let’s give a definition of the topic.
What is Medicine?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, medicine is…..
The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.
To better understand the topic, we advise you to read the following books.
1. Life as a Medical Student – Benmira, Sihame
This title discusses the challenging training that medical students have to go through. Generally, medical students are overloaded with work, deprived of sleep and often lead to stressful and hectic lives. Furthermore, it provides useful information from 30 medical students, across 30 UK institutions. By sharing their enjoyments, frustrations, disappointments, and enthusiasms, they give an intimate look at their medical school lives.
2. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology – Marieb, Elaine N. /Keller, Suzanne M
This book thoroughly explains the vital parts of Anatomy and Physiology. Firstly, its clear and friendly writing style is supported by familiar analogies and abundant mnemonic cues, helping students learn and remember complicated concepts. Secondly, it offers a right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage. This helps learners to understand what structures and functions they are studying, how they function, and why they are important to learn.
3. Essential Cell Biology – Alberts/Bray/Hopkin /Johnson/Lewis/Raff / Roberts/Walter
This title is a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology. Firstly, its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook. Secondly, its text and figures are easy-to-follow, accurate, and engaging for any introductory student. Molecular detail has been kept to a minimum to provide the reader with a cohesive conceptual framework for the basic science that underlies our current understanding of all of biology, including the biomedical sciences.
4. Biochemistry – Garrett, Reginald/Grisham, Charles
This book guides the reader through the core concepts of Biochemistry, in a way that reveals the usefulness of the topic in the everyday life. Furthermore, it offers a balanced and streamlined presentation of the subject, making use of presentation and detailed diagrams.
5. Basic Pharmacology – Hernandez, Ph.D., Maria A./Rathinavelu, Ph.D., Appu
This title provides an in-depth discussion of how to apply the chemical and molecular pharmacology concepts. Firstly, it introduces the principles of chemistry and biology necessary to understand drug interactions at the cellular level. Secondly, it highlights the chemical and physical properties of drugs, their absorption and distribution, and their interactions with cellular receptors.
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