This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This series of books reflects the trend towards a core curriculum and self-directed learning. The content is restricted to the 'must know' core information presented in a synoptic style. The diagrams that support the text are in a style that the reader can remember and reproduce in examinations. Each chapter ends with a selection of self-assessment material and full explanatory answers. These consolidate and expand on the chapter contents. This volumes presents an integrated coverage of basic and clinical immunology. Despite the use of problem- and/or topic-based curricula students still respond to the security of a well-ordered presentation of the basic information by traditional discipline.
Concise text of the essential core material
Accompanying self assessment material ideal for self-directed learning
Simple line drawings of a style that can be easily reproduced in examinations
The normal immune response. Inflammation and hypersensitivity. Immunisation. Immunodeficiency. Allergy. Autoimmune disease. Inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disorder. Vasculitis. Immunological therapies. Transplantation. Lymphoproliferative diseases. Use of immunology laboratory. Glossary.
By David M. Edgar, BSc, FRCP, FRCPath, Consultant Immunologist and Head of the Regional Immunology Service, The Royal Hospitals, Belfast, Northern Ireland