This third edition of the acclaimed Handbook offers a fully up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource on health psychology, the study and application of psychological and behavioural processes in health, illness and healthcare. It is essential for doctors, health care professionals, mental health care professionals, academics, researchers, and students.
Cell Structure and Function describes the structural and functional features of the diverse cells from which the human body is formed. Focusing on normal cell structure and function, it gives readers a firm grounding in the appearance and behaviour of healthy cells and tissues on which a full understanding of abnormal cell behaviour can be built.
Clinical Biochemistry covers the core biochemistry that biomedical science students need to know, placing it in the context of human disease. Throughout the text, the theory is continually related to laboratory practice through the use of examples and case studies.
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.
Cytopathology provides a wide-ranging overview of the microscopic study of normal and abnormal cells, showing how current visualization methods are used to study cell structure, and how early detection of abnormal cell pathology can lead to timely clinical interventions.
This comprehensive fourth edition of Donaldsons' presents the main challenges encountered in managing population health, the tools used to explore these and the strategies to tackle them. This edition focuses on public health in the UK but places this within a new global health context.