Genetics can be a challenging area for students to grasp. The recently published Essentials of Medical Genetics for Nursing and Health Professionals: An Interprofessional Approach by Laura M. Gunder McClary helps solve this problem by providing a concise, easy-to-read introduction to genetics. What's more, it offers students the opportunity to integrate existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes early on in their medical education and training. The result is that, even with limited experience in genetics, students can access this accelerated approach to gain a basic understanding of genetic knowledge and skills.
Beginning with a review of DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, chromosomes, and inheritance patterns, the text brings a clinical focus to specific diseases and groups of disease processes. Each disease chapter focuses on the molecular basis of the disease, the signs and symptoms of the disease, surveillance recommendations, treatment options for the disease, and other disorders. Topics include embryology and teratogens, diagnostic techniques for genetic testing, prenatal screenings, genetics counseling, and ethical issues surrounding human genetics and genomics.
What Else Makes This Text Unique?
- Aligned to the ANA's Essentials of Genetic and Genomic Competencies
- Diagnostic techniques that reinforce comprehension
- Interprofessional contributor list across several health specialties
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