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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals

Author(s): Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C, Director of Research and Faculty Development, Georgia Health Sciences University, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University-Orlando, Founder, Guardian Health Partners, LLC
Scott A. Martin, MS, PhD, PA-C, Dean, Life Sciences Division, Athens Technical College, Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Department, School of Allied Health Sciences, Medical College of Georgia, Staff Clinician, Family Medicine
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763759605
  • Paperback    236 pages      © 2012
Price: $97.95 US List
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Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals is a concise, accessible introduction to medical genetics for all health professions students. Even with limited exposure to genetics, students can use the accelerated approach in this text to attain a base foundation of genetics knowledge. This book begins with a review of chromosomes, DNA, RNA, protein synthesis, and inheritance patterns and continues with a clinical focus based on understanding different disease processes. A variety of genetic diseases are explored, including what is known about the genetics involved, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and the treatment options available. Accompanying tables and images aid comprehension. This book also covers diagnostic techniques and an overview of embryonic development and teratogens. The roles of genetic counseling and screening, as well as the ethical and legal issues related to genetic screening and genetic testing are also discussed. 

Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning.

Essentials of Medical Genetics for Health Professionals will not only have application in the classroom setting for health professions or medical students, but practicing clinicians such as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and physicians who want to learn more or revisit genetics will also find this book a valuable, useful resource.

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Complete with stated objectives, definition of key terms, references, chapter summaries and end of chapter review questions with answers, each chapter is organized for optimal learning.

Instructor Resources include PowerPoint Slides, a TestBank, and an Image Bank.

Applicable Courses

Medical Genetics
Introduction to Genetics
Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  Diagnostic Techniques
Chapter  3  Development and Teratogens
Chapter  4  Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chapter  5  Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Chapter  6  Colorectal Cancer
Chapter  7  Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chapter  8  Hemophilia
Chapter  9  Sickle Cell Disease
Chapter  10  Hemochromatosis
Chapter  11  Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter  12  Thoracic Abdominal Aneurysm with Dissection
Chapter  13  Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Chapter  14  Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Chapter  15  Marfan Syndrome
Chapter  16  Polycystic Kidney Disease
Chapter  17  Neurofibromatosis
Chapter  18  Familial Melanoma
Chapter  19  Pharmacogenomics
Chapter  20  Gene Therapy
Chapter  21  Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

Laura M. Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C-Director of Research and Faculty Development, Georgia Health Sciences University, Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University-Orlando, Founder, Guardian Health Partners, LLC

Laura Gunder McClary, DHSc, MHE, PA-C serves as a Director of Research and Faculty Development in the Physician Assistant Department at Georgia Health Sciences University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). She is a three time graduate of the Medical College of Georgia, having matriculated through the Clinical Laboratory Science program, the Physician Assistant program and the Master of Health Education program.  Her entrance into healthcare began in the clinical laboratory profession in 1989 and besides her clinical experiences as a laboratorian and clinician, she has also worked as a patient educator, a medical writer, course developer and a consultant. Dr. Gunder McClary received her Doctor of Health Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  She serves on faculty at Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program in Orlando, Florida.  She is the founder of Guardian Health Partners, LLC  which provides medical education consulting services and primary care services through medical house calls.

Scott A. Martin, MS, PhD, PA-C-Dean, Life Sciences Division, Athens Technical College, Clinical Professor, Physician Assistant Department, School of Allied Health Sciences, Medical College of Georgia, Staff Clinician, Family Medicine

  • "This primer on the basics of medical genetics delves into selected genetic diseases in all organ systems. The purpose is to serve as the basis for a medical genetics curriculum that provides an opportunity for healthcare students to integrate genetics knowledge, skills, and attitudes early in their education and training as well as to improve their understanding of genetics concepts in clinical medicine to ultimately improve clinical outcomes. Given the easy-to-read style of the book, the authors are obviously experts in their field. Chapters cover basic genetics terminology and disease topics in all organ systems. This is an excellent book for both students and clinicians. Medical and public libraries would also find this a valuable resource."

    ~ Steven K. Hamick, BIS, RCP, RRT, AE-C, William Beaumont Hospitals for Doody's Review Service, Rating: 4 Stars

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ISBN-13: 9780763759605

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