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Fundamentals of Human Embryology - Student Manual (Paperback, 2nd edition): John Allan, Beverley Kramer Fundamentals of Human Embryology - Student Manual (Paperback, 2nd edition)
John Allan, Beverley Kramer
R418 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Fundamentals of Human Embryology covers embryonic development, with a unique focus on adult anatomy. Its goal is to impart to students a comprehensive overview of how the human embryo forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities they may encounter in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labeled line drawings, now enlarged for better visibility, this concise manual will meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Human Sciences. Special features include: * Separate chapters on the neural crest, the skull and osteogenesis * In-depth coverage of head and neck embryology, including the development of the tooth, for students of dentistry, and speech and audiology In this Second Edition of the manual at the request of students and teachers, the authors have made the following changes: * Increased the size of the diagrams * Revised the text to comply with the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology changes to the Terminologia Embryologica * Altered the sequencing of some topics to allow the development to flow more logically * Included an appendix of coloured photographs of congenital abnormalities to help students form a more realistic idea of developmental abnormalities.

Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition): Bruce Alberts Molecular Biology of the Cell (Paperback, 6th New edition)
Bruce Alberts 2
R2,339 Discovery Miles 23 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure-function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting "What We Don't Know," introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Child And Adolescent Development - An Expanded Focus For Public Health In Africa (Paperback): Mark Tomlinson, Charlotte Hanlon,... Child And Adolescent Development - An Expanded Focus For Public Health In Africa (Paperback)
Mark Tomlinson, Charlotte Hanlon, Anne Stevenson
R519 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R68 (13%) In stock

Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential. In other words, they will survive but not thrive. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stress sustainable development, not just survival and disease reduction, and the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health proposes a Survive (end preventable deaths), Thrive (ensure health and wellbeing) and Transform (expand enabling environments) agenda. For children to thrive they must make good developmental progress from birth until the end of adolescence.

Addressing the social determinants of developmental problems, this volume offers a broad, contextualised understanding of the factors that impact on children and adolescents in Africa. Unlike other works on the subject it is Africa-wide in its scope, with case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa. Covering mental health as well as physical and social development, it looks at policies and practice, culture and priorities for research, identifying challenges and proposing solutions.

Recommended for academics, students and practitioners in psychology, including developmental psychology, child clinical psychology, developmental psychopathology, psychiatry, human ecology, and in schools of education. It will also be of interest to nurses and paediatricians, health workers and those interested in early childhood development.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): American Psychiatric... Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
American Psychiatric Association
R3,019 R2,688 Discovery Miles 26 880 Save R331 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 (R)), used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health. Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings -- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. New features and enhancements make DSM-5 (R) easier to use across all settings: The chapter organization reflects a lifespan approach, with disorders typically diagnosed in childhood (such as neurodevelopmental disorders) at the beginning of the manual, and those more typical of older adults (such as neurocognitive disorders) placed at the end. Also included are age-related factors specific to diagnosis. The latest findings in neuroimaging and genetics have been integrated into each disorder along with gender and cultural considerations. The revised organizational structure recognizes symptoms that span multiple diagnostic categories, providing new clinical insight in diagnosis. Specific criteria have been streamlined, consolidated, or clarified to be consistent with clinical practice (including the consolidation of autism disorder, Asperger's syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; the streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; the restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; and the enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders). Dimensional assessments for research and validation of clinical results have been provided. Both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes are included for each disorder, and the organizational structure is consistent with the new ICD-11 in development. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, is the most comprehensive, current, and critical resource for clinical practice available to today's mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations. The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists, as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists.

Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Alessandra Lemma Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Alessandra Lemma 1
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2nd Edition of Introduction to the Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, the highly successful practice-oriented handbook designed to demystify psychoanalytic psychotherapy, is updated and revised to reflect the latest developments in the field. * Updated edition of an extremely successful textbook in its field, featuring numerous updates to reflect the latest research and evidence base * Demystifies the processes underpinning psychoanalytic psychotherapy, particularly the development of the analytic attitude guided by principles of clinical technique * Provides step-by-step guidance in key areas such as how to conduct assessments, how to formulate cases in psychodynamic terms and how to approach endings * The author is a leader in the field she is General Editor of the New Library of Psychoanalysis book series and a former editor of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International... Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry - Behavioral Science/Clinical Psychiatry (Paperback, Eleventh, International Edition)
Benjamin J Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock, Pedro Ruiz 4
R1,990 R1,702 Discovery Miles 17 020 Save R288 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Best-Selling Resource in Psychiatry NOW UPDATED with DSM-5! The new and thoroughly updated 11th edition of Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry is a complete overview of the entire field of psychiatry for clinicians, residents, students, and all others who provide mental health care. In this best-selling textbook in psychiatry for over 40 years, the reader will find a thorough discussion of both the behavioral sciences and clinical psychiatry. The 11th edition integrates all the DSM-5 criteria and provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of treatment methods for every known mental disorder. The 11th edition is set apart from any other reference you have and includes: DSM-5 diagnostic tables on every major psychiatric disorder. A psychopharmacology section organized according to mechanisms of action and updated to include all of the new drugs including those in preparation. Extensive use of case studies and illustrations to enhance the learning experience. The most current treatment methods including a description of all newly introduced psychotherapeutic techniques. A completely revised section on neurocognitive disorders organized along the DSM-5 model. An updated and expanded section on child psychiatry; now includes a guide to diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder and other disorders of childhood. The Synopsis of Psychiatry has been the leading clinical psychiatric resource for psychiatrists both in the US and around the world. It has the reputation of being an independent, accurate, reliable and objective compendium of new events in the field of psychiatry. Now in its 11th edition, the tradition continues from the authorities you can trust.

Fundamentals of Biostatistics (Hardcover, 8th edition): Bernard Rosner Fundamentals of Biostatistics (Hardcover, 8th edition)
Bernard Rosner
R913 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R120 (13%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOSTATISTICS leads you through the methods, techniques, and computations of statistics necessary for success in the medical field. Every new concept is developed systematically through completely worked out examples from current medical research problems.

Larsen's Human Embryology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Gary C. Schoenwolf, Steven B. Bleyl, Philip R. Brauer,... Larsen's Human Embryology (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Gary C. Schoenwolf, Steven B. Bleyl, Philip R. Brauer, Philippa H Francis-West
R1,556 R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Save R189 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2015 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Basic and Clinical Sciences Category! Larsen's Human Embryology works as a well-organized, straightforward guide to this highly complex subject, placing an emphasis on the clinical application of embryology and presenting it in an easily digestible manner. Ideal for visual students, this updated medical textbook includes a superior art program, brand-new online animations, and high-quality images throughout; clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development, based on all of the most up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding, keep you abreast of the latest knowledge in the field. Take advantage of the most current advances in molecular biology and genetics. Review the material in a flexible manner that meets your specific needs thanks to a user-friendly design. Access high-yield content and quickly locate key information with help from newly condensed text and additional summary tables. Take advantage of key pedagogical features such as opening "Summary" boxes. Visualize complex concepts more clearly than before through a superior art program and outstanding clinical content and images throughout. Reinforce your understanding of the material and how it will relate to real-life scenarios with "Embryology in Practice" clinical closers added to each chapter. Access the complete contents online at Student Consult! View animations on Eye and Ear Development, test yourself with multiple self-assessment questions, and more!

Last's Anatomy - Regional and Applied (Paperback, 12th Revised edition): Chummy S Sinnatamby Last's Anatomy - Regional and Applied (Paperback, 12th Revised edition)
Chummy S Sinnatamby
R1,466 Discovery Miles 14 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This regional textbook of anatomy is aimed at trainee surgeons and medical students. Throughout it is rich in applied clinical content, knowledge of which is essential for both clinical examination and surgical procedures. Although regional in approach each chapter is structured to clearly explain the structure and function of the component systems. The author brings his continuing experience of teaching anatomy to trainee surgeons to ensure the contents reflects the changing emphasis of anatomical knowledge now required. Contents continues to evolve to reflect need of trainee surgeons preparing for the MRCS and similar examinations. Continued increase in clinical application and selectivity in anatomical detail. Further refinement of anatomical drawings.

Practical Anatomy - The Human Body Dissected (Paperback): Jules Kieser, John Allan Practical Anatomy - The Human Body Dissected (Paperback)
Jules Kieser, John Allan
R1,149 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R240 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Practical Anatomy is a clearly written guide to dissection and an account of the biological, developmental and systematic foundations of human anatomy. The book is aimed at the second year medical, dental and physiotherapy student. It has built on the solid foundation of Professor Phillip Tobias's Man's Anatomy, incorporating all the features unique to that work.

Jules Kieser is a Lecturer at the University of Otago Dental School in New Zealand. John Allan is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg.

Ten Cate's Oral Histology - Development, Structure, and Function (Hardcover, 9th edition): Antonio Nanci Ten Cate's Oral Histology - Development, Structure, and Function (Hardcover, 9th edition)
Antonio Nanci
R2,529 Discovery Miles 25 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gain a deeper understanding of oral health with the definitive text in oral histology. Written by Dr. Antonio Nanci, a world-renowned leader in cell biology, the new ninth edition of Ten Cate's Oral Histology covers all the latest research and trends in oral histology, embryology, physiology, oral biology, and postnatal growth and development that is essential to success in oral health! Considered to be the standard in the field, this renowned text uses straightforward explanations and detailed, full-color micrographs, images, and illustrations to help you better understand even the most complex topics. Detailed histological and structural images help you differentiate the structures. Medical approach to histology helps you understand underlying biological events, and oral tissue repair and regeneration. Full-color format helps bring oral histology to life. Learning resources on the Evolve website include multiple-choice review questions with instant feedback, and interactive drag-and-drop exercises. NEW! Full-color micrographs, images, and 3D art enhance your understanding of key oral histology concepts. NEW! Commentary boxes highlight new and innovative research topics from leaders in the field. NEW! Updated content - including additional content on the nervous system in chapter four - has been added to keep you up to date with the latest information in the field.

Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development (Paperback): Benjamin E. Blass Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development (Paperback)
Benjamin E. Blass
R2,126 R1,865 Discovery Miles 18 650 Save R261 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development presents the multifaceted process of identifying a new drug in the modern era, providing comprehensive explanations of enabling technologies such as high throughput screening, structure based drug design, molecular modeling, pharmaceutical profiling, and translational medicine, all areas that have become critical steps in the successful development of marketable therapeutics. The text introduces the fundamental principles of drug discovery and development, also discussing important drug targets by class, in vitro screening methods, medicinal chemistry strategies in drug design, principles in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, animal models of disease states, clinical trial basics, and selected business aspects of the drug discovery process. It is designed to enable new scientists to rapidly understand the key fundamentals of drug discovery, including pharmacokinetics, toxicology, and intellectual property."

Occupational Health Psychology (Paperback): Stavroula Leka, Jonathan Houdmont Occupational Health Psychology (Paperback)
Stavroula Leka, Jonathan Houdmont
R1,039 Discovery Miles 10 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This ground-breaking textbook is the first to cover the new and rapidly developing field of occupational health psychology. * Provides a thorough introduction to occupational health psychology and an accessible overview of the key themes in research and practice * Each chapter relates to an aspect of the core education curriculum delineated by the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology * Written by internationally recognized experts in the field * Examines a host of contemporary workplace health issues, including work-related stress; the psychosocial work environment; positive psychology and employee well-being; psychosocial risk management; workspace design; organizational research methods; and corporate culture and health

Signal Transduction and Human Disease (Hardcover, New): Toren Finkel, J. Silvio Gutkind Signal Transduction and Human Disease (Hardcover, New)
Toren Finkel, J. Silvio Gutkind
R4,375 R4,112 Discovery Miles 41 120 Save R263 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The past few years have witnessed rapid progress in the characterization of mechanisms that underlie the generation and processing of inter- and intracellular signals. While there have been significant corollary advances in the area of signaling in disease processes, there is as yet no single resource that connects these advances with an understanding of disease processes and applications for novel therapeutics. Collecting chapters from the leading experts in their respective fields, editors Toren Finkel and Silvio Gutkind deliver a much-needed introduction to signaling and a fruitful discussion of promising directions for future research.

Signal Transduction and Human Disease capitalizes on the current emphasis on translational research and biological relevance in biotechnology and, conversely, the importance of molecular approaches for clinical research. Each chapter conveys the sense of a disease process, what it affects, how it presents, how common it is, and what the treatments are. Clinical descriptions are not exhaustive but rather serve as an outline regarding the disease’s manifestations and current treatment options. Following this introduction, the authors present an in-depth discussion of one or two signal transduction pathways or biological processes relevant to the disease. The editors divide their study into five sections:

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Disease
  • Oncology
  • Endocrinology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Allergy/Rheumatology
  • Neurology/Psychiatry

Biochemists, molecular and cell biologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, and clinical researchers, as well as graduate students in a variety of scientific disciplines, will find Signal Transduction and Human Disease to be an invaluable addition to the literature.

The Selected Melanie Klein (Paperback, 1st American Ed): Melanie Klein The Selected Melanie Klein (Paperback, 1st American Ed)
Melanie Klein; Edited by Juliet Mitchell
R420 Discovery Miles 4 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Gathers writings by the Viennese psychoanalyst concerning infant analysis, Oedipal conflicts, anxiety situations, symbol formation, and envy.

The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Jamie Ward The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Jamie Ward
R770 R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Save R74 (10%) Out of stock

Reflecting recent changes in the way cognition and the brain are studied, this thoroughly updated third edition of the best-selling textbook provides a comprehensive and student-friendly guide to cognitive neuroscience. Jamie Ward provides an easy-to-follow introduction to neural structure and function, as well as all the key methods and procedures of cognitive neuroscience, with a view to helping students understand how they can be used to shed light on the neural basis of cognition. The book presents an up-to-date overview of the latest theories and findings in all the key topics in cognitive neuroscience, including vision, memory, speech and language, hearing, numeracy, executive function, social and emotional behaviour and developmental neuroscience, as well as a new chapter on attention. Throughout, case studies, newspaper reports and everyday examples are used to help students understand the more challenging ideas that underpin the subject. In addition each chapter includes: Summaries of key terms and points Example essay questions Recommended further reading Feature boxes exploring interesting and popular questions and their implications for the subject. Written in an engaging style by a leading researcher in the field, and presented in full-color including numerous illustrative materials, this book will be invaluable as a core text for undergraduate modules in cognitive neuroscience. It can also be used as a key text on courses in cognition, cognitive neuropsychology, biopsychology or brain and behavior. Those embarking on research will find it an invaluable starting point and reference. The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is supported by a companion website, featuring helpful resources for both students and instructors.

On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Patrick Casement On Learning from the Patient (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Patrick Casement
R385 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R21 (5%) Out of stock

On Learning from the Patient is concerned with the potential for psychoanalytic thinking to become self-perpetuating. Patrick Casement explores the dynamics of the helping relationship - learning to recognize how patients offer cues to the therapeutic experience that they are unconsciously in search of. Using many telling clinical examples, he illustrates how, through trial identification, he has learned to monitor the implications of his own contributions to a session from the viewpoint of the patient. He shows how, with the aid of this internal supervision, many initial failures to respond appropriately can be remedied and even used to the benefit of the therapeutic work. By learning to better distinguish what helps the therapeutic process from what hinders it, ways are discovered to avoid the circularity of pre-conception by analysts who aim to understand the unconscious of others. From this lively examination of key clinical issues, the author comes to see psychoanalytic therapy as a process of re-discovering theory - and developing a technique that is more specifically related to the individual patient. The dynamics illustrated here, particularly the processes of interactive communication and containment, occur in any helping relationship and are applicable throughout the caring professions. Patrick Casement's unusually frank presentation of his own work, aided by his lucid and non-technical language, allows wide scope for readers to form their own ideas about the approach to technique he describes. This Classic Edition includes a new introduction to the work by Andrew Samuels and together with its sequel Further Learning from the Patient, will be an invaluable training resource for trainee and practising analysts or therapists, and those teaching in related professions.

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