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Whole Genome Amplification
Methods Express
Whole genome amplification generates microgram quantities of genomic DNA starting from a sample of as little as a few femtograms and so is a vital technique when sample material is limited, as well as for high-throughput assays. Whole Genome Amplification: Methods Express is a comprehensive up-to-date laboratory manual for this key technique. It provides detailed step-by-step protocols as well as hints and tips for success and troubleshooting, taking readers through all aspects of whole genome amplification. This book is an essential practical guide for any researcher currently using PCR for genomic amplification or who wishes to do so in future.
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Policy and practice

The concept of wellbeing is currently being explored globally, with policy makers debating how to use and measure wellbeing beyond the traditional means that focus upon material and economic indicators.

This book details the contemporary research evidence base for health and wellbeing within the global context and discusses how this improved knowledge can be applied to both healthcare policy and practice. �It discusses and analyses the many different but inter-facing arguments around wellbeing and its relevance in the modern world.

Written by a multi-professional group of health and wellbeing academics who have extensive national and international experience across the statutory and non-statutory sectors, the book is essential reading for healthcare professionals and policy makers looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date summary of the latest research and practice in the field of wellbeing.

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Values and Ethics for Care Practice

Values and ethics are integral to the provision, practice and delivery of patient-centred health and social care. This book, which is an expanded and updated version of the 2008 title Values for Care Practice, introduces readers to these concepts and helps them understand how they can apply them to become compassionate care professionals.

The patient perspective and patient voice are seen and heard throughout the book. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their personal values and on those underpinning health and social care work and to understand how values and ethics are articulated in the latest Codes of Practice.�

The text uses activities and case studies to enable readers to apply theory in their practice.

This book will help readers to understand why good caring is more than merely a practical intervention; it also requires a personal investment and quality of character that involves genuine concern and respect for others.

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Using CBT in General Practice
The 10 Minute Consultation
Using CBT in General Practice, second edition provides GPs with an overview of the basic principles of CBT and shows how these principles can be applied within a typical 10 minute consultation. The book is written in a user-friendly, interactive and practical style and focuses on realistic ways to make CBT work by helping patients to make positive changes to their lives.

Key features of this second edition include:
* case examples to highlight how the techniques can be applied in practice for patients with particular problems or clinical conditions, such as coping with negative thoughts
* problem-solving sections describe how to manage time constraints
* a new consultation model that can be used to implement CBT in general practice
* detailed overviews of the major clinical psychological conditions that can be treated using CBT, such as panic, low self-esteem, and insomnia.

Using CBT in General Practice uniquely provides the practical advice needed to implement CBT within the time constraints of a busy practice ? it is therefore essential reading for all GPs, who must now offer CBT as a treatment option. As this is a practical manual and not just a book of theory, it will also appeal to other professionals involved in the management of patients with psychological problems such as practice nurses, health visitors, community psychiatric nurses, practice counsellors and palliative care doctors.
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Understanding Wellbeing
An Introduction for Students and Practitioners of Health and Social Care

Understanding Wellbeing provides students, professionals and practitioners of health and social care with the essential resources for understanding and promoting wellbeing. The book includes case studies, activities and reflection points to engage the reader with both the theory and its practical application.

The book provides an overview of the concept of wellbeing and its relationship with and role in health, including:
?Psychological aspects of wellbeing ? mind/body influences, psychology, spirituality
?Physical aspects of wellbeing ? food, exercise, genetics, health promotion
?Social approaches to wellbeing ? social policy, culture, environment, housing, education, information

The Editors:
Anneyce Knight is Senior Lecturer at the University of Greenwich
Allan McNaught is Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich.
The authors are a multi-professional group of health academics with considerable national and international experience across the statutory and non-statutory sectors.

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Understanding Research and Evidence-based Practice
This accessible textbook provides an understandable and interactive introduction to research and evidence-based practice in health and social care. It is aimed at students in Further Education, on Foundations Degree courses and in the first year of a diploma or undergraduate programme in higher education.

The book assumes no prior knowledge of health and social care research on the part of the reader and uses straightforward language, supported by illustrative graphs and figures, to describe the research process and the ways in which evidence is used to change and develop care.

Content is structured in a logical fashion. The text begins by defining key terms, then takes the reader along a pathway from the creation of initial research questions or objectives, through the design and undertaking of a research project, the adoption of findings into practice and the ongoing audit and evaluation of new practice to ensure its continued effectiveness. Exercises and case studies support student learning and the author?s personal reflections on the research process make this a lively and engaging text.

The Health and Social Care series

This series of textbooks is aimed at students on Health and Social Care Foundation Degree programmes in FE and HE institutions. However, the books also provide short introductions to key topics for Common Foundation Programme modules and will be suitable for first-year undergraduate courses in a variety of Health and Social Care subject areas. Books in the series will also be useful for those returning to practice and for overseas nursing students. The series includes three types of textbook:
? Knowledge and Skills books;
? Theory and Practice books;
? Specialist books that cover specific professions, topics and issues.
All titles in the series will address the common elements articulated in relevant sector skill frameworks, for example, Skills for Care, Skills for Health, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework.
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Understanding and Helping People in Crisis
An Introduction for Health and Social Care Students

This book is designed to be a user friendly and accessible guide for all those who support people who are experiencing personal crisis. Aimed at both students and practitioners, the book:

? Introduces the reader to the concept of crisis touching upon global perspectives, local emergencies and personal experiences. Also, as a means of illustrating common experiences, the book presents a new model of crisis.

? Offers a review of personal narratives that reflect a� range of common crises encountered in ordinary lives. The narratives and case studies reviewed identify gender and cultural influences alongside family, home and relationships as well as the impact that outside agencies, economics and occupation have on an individual at a time of crisis.

? Explores crisis theory - psychoanalytical theories,�mental health, coping mechanisms and a transactional analysis perspective are explored, as well as cognitive and behavioural understandings of what happens to individuals when a crisis situation occurs.

? Offers an overview of crisis interventions. This discussion is enhanced through the detail of practical skills that have proved to be helpful in supporting people in crisis.

? Reviews the potential outcomes for crisis. Positive and negative crisis resolutions, potential for recovery and change are explored and personal narratives are revisited. The final section includes detail regarding the more serious outcomes of crisis including posttraumatic stress disorder, mental illness, and the potential for suicide.

With activities and reflection points, this interactive book is a must-buy resource for students and all those who encounter patients and clients in crisis in health and social care work.

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Transfusion Science, second edition

There have been a number of significant changes in transfusion science in the last five to ten years and this second�edition�of Transfusion Science covers these in some detail.

* A new chapter introduces readers to the current applications of emerging techniques in transfusion science.
* Platelet immune disorders and haemolytic anaemias are now covered.
* The need for leucodepletion and methods for pathogen reduction are described.
* The latest nomenclature for blood group genes has been adopted.
* Current practice in blood group serology is reviewed.
* Recent legislative changes for quality assurance in transfusion in the UK are now also covered.

Case studies and colour photographs are now provided to illustrate concepts and to aid understanding, and a revised series of self-assessment questions and learning outcomes are also provided.

An understanding of transfusion science is vital for all biomedical science students. Transfusion Science, second edition, explains all the basic principles alongside descriptions of the applications now possible as a result of modern analytical techniques. This book is essential reading for all students studying courses on transfusion and transplantation.

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The Japanese Garden at Tatton

The Japanese Garden at Tatton Park is considered 'one of the finest examples of a Japanese garden in Europe'. It was the result of Alan de Tatton Egerton?s visit to the Anglo-Japanese exhibition at White City in London in 1910. A major restoration in 2000 restored many of the original features of the garden that had been buried under overgrown vegetation.

The year 2011 was marked by centenary celebrations, recognising 100 years since the commissioning of this remarkable�garden.

In her book The Japanese Garden at Tatton, the author�has captured the many seasonal aspects of the garden through her intimate knowledge and passion for this special place.

A short introduction describes the essential features of Japanese gardens and relates them to the garden at Tatton. This is followed by over 100 full-page photographs evoking the atmosphere of the garden in its various aspects and through the changing seasons.

Gilly Read is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society, a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and has been one of the volunteer guides for the Japanese garden at Tatton for many years. To create this work she visited the garden and took photographs almost daily over a period of four years.

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Studying Science, second edition
A Guide to Undergraduate Success

Those starting a science degree at university will want to get the most out of their studies and do well.
University is a big jump from school, but this book will help new students to cope with the transition.
It will help the reader get the most out of lectures, tutorials and practicals, show how to read effectively and how best to work as part of a team. It explains how to use library databases, find reliable web resources, avoid problems with plagiarism, etc., etc.
Discover the best learning strategies and learn how to present work for maximum marks; find out the best revision and exam techniques.

Studying Science covers all of this and more:

  • How to study effectively at university and make the most of teaching
  • Making the best use of VLEs
  • Presenting work well, including using information technology
  • Revision and examinations
  • Taking a year out
  • The final year and preparation of first job applications

PLUS, it has a brand new appendix showing how to make the most of the computer programs that will be used to prepare essays, analyse data, and deliver presentations ? with lots of hints and tips for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

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Study Skills for Master's Level Students, second edition
A Reflective Approach for Health and Social Care
The second edition of this very popular book will help students to develop the skills they need to make the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate thinking, researching and writing. It has been comprehensively updated to include the latest research publications and policy documents. The authors consider the characteristics, expectations and requirements of Master?s level study and examine key topics such as:

* Critical thinking
* Developing independent study skills
* Finding and using literature
* Applying postgraduate skills in the workplace
* Writing at Master?s level
* How to get published.

The book is free of jargon and easy to use, with clearly defined learning goals. Questions and reflective activities support independent learning and enquiry, and suggestions for further reading are included at the end of each chapter.

Study Skills for Master?s Level Students is ideal for independent study or for use by lecturers in workshop settings.

From reviews of the first edition:
"A very comprehensive and accessible guide which is contemporary and related to application within the workplace."
"Easy to read and well presented."
"Very useful; activities excellent."
"I thought the complete book is a must for all postgraduate students."
"This book is excellent and I wish I had had a chance to read [it] pre my MSc course."
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Shoot the Baby
Great baby photos and how to take them

Shoot the Baby offers practical tips and simple tricks for taking great baby photos. More humorous than technical, the advice works with any camera ? disposable, digital, mobile phone or Box Brownie!
Shoot the Baby is perfect for parents keen to capture those precious early moments yet too busy to study photography at night school. Doting grandparents, godparents, uncles and aunts may also be tempted to ?Shoot the Baby? from time to time.
Written for parents, not professionals, the guide is refreshingly easy to read and quite possibly the first photography book not to mention focal length. The book is split into three key sections; Top tips,�composition ideas and 'spot the difference'. Appealing images of babies are used throughout the book to illustrate different points.
With over 700 000 babies born in the UK each year and millions of baby photos taken each year, the market opportunity is huge.� The UK baby market is worth over �630m and spending on non-necessity items is high. Shoot the Baby addresses a gap in the market ? the other books in the sector are aimed more at the professional photographer than the new mum.

The book will be supported by the website

?Photos of your baby are the most precious thing and this beautiful book is full of useful tips and creative ideas to make sure your pictures not only look professional but also really capture the gorgeousness of your baby?

Editor, Mother and Baby Magazine.

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Safe and Clean Care
Infection Prevention and Control for Health and Social Care Students
Safe and Clean Care is the responsibility of all those working in Health and Social Care and this book will provide much-needed guidance on responsibility, accountability and good practice with respect to infection prevention and control. Whether you are training to work in hospitals, in the community or undertaking client-based care in care homes and other locations, standard infection prevention and control procedures underpin safe practice and this book covers everything you need to know in order to reduce infection risks for you and your clients/patients.

This textbook will teach you basic microbiology to help you develop knowledge and understanding of the types of infection you are likely to encounter in the workplace. It will show how infection is spread, contained and how we can control infection through effective personal hygiene, cleaning and waste management. The chapters reference the Skills for Care Knowledge Set on Infection Prevention and Control and the Skills for Health Infection Prevention and Control Competencies. The content is also mapped against other government and Department of Health guidelines and policy, the NMC Essential Skills Clusters and advice published by the RCN and other health and social care organisations.

Safe and Clean Care is an informative and interactive textbook for students and a valuable reference guide for all those working in health and social care. This book will inspire you to perform safely and to the highest care standards.

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Rifle-Green by Nature
A Regency Naturalist and his Family, William Elford Leach

In the opening years of the 19th century, Devonian naturalist William Elford Leach was one of the world?s leading zoologists. He was a friend of Lamarck and of Cuvier, and his influence was recognised from Russia in the east to the United States in the west. Virtually single-handed he modernised the zoology of a fortress Britain, isolated by twenty years of European war. He taught the man who taught Darwin and he prepared the way to make Britain the birthplace of Natural Selection, then he sank silently from view, all but forgotten for two hundred years.

Elford Leach was a child of war. While he worked the British invaded the United States and burned Washington, but their greatest enemy was Napoleon. A young British General called Arthur Wellesley was sent to evict the French from Portugal and Spain. With him went Elford Leach?s brother, Captain Jonathan Leach of the 95th Rifles. By the time Napoleon was defeated, Wellesley would be the Duke of Wellington and Jonathan Leach would be a Lieutenant-Colonel and a decorated veteran of Waterloo.

The Leach family of Plymouth is a microcosm of Britain during one of its most dynamic and turbulent periods: writhing in social, political and industrial revolutions and poised on the verge of armed revolt. This is their story.

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A Clinical Handbook

Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is an essential resource for medical students who need an introduction, understanding and overview of the subject.�Most competing texts either burden medical students with information they do not require, or cover rheumatology alongside orthopaedics and as a result compromise fundamentals of rheumatology. This book is different ? it provides all the information students need during their rheumatology placement and signposts them to where they can find further information.

A definition and brief pathophysiology for each condition is provided, which is linked to the respective clinical features. The book covers the core elements of diagnosis and treatment based on the latest national guidelines to swiftly bring students and junior doctors in training up-to-date. Self-assessment questions and an OSCE chapter provide a way of checking that users have understood and grasped the core material, as well as enabling students to be well equipped for their written and OSCE examinations.�Written by two medical students and an experienced consultant rheumatologist, the book combines a reader-friendly writing style with coverage of the material through clinical experience of a professional in the field.

Printed in full colour throughout, with an attractive design, a clear and concise writing style as well as a range of pedagogical features including an array of mnemonics, pictures and diagrams, Rheumatology: A clinical handbook is exactly the sort of book medical students and newly qualified doctors would benefit from.

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Quick Draw Anatomy for Anaesthetists

This book provides you with simple instructions on how to draw and interpret the crucial anatomy you need for your anaesthetic training.

Covers all the relevant anatomy in:

��������� Head, neck and neuro� ? from Circle of Willis to cervical plexus

��������� Vertebral column ? from the spinal cord to the sacrum

��������� Cardiac ? coronary arteries and venous drainage of the heart

��������� Airway and respiratory ? from airway sensation to the diaphragm

��������� Abdomen ? from the abdominal aorta to the nephron, via a TAP block

��������� Limbs ? from blood vessels in the arms to the ankle, via the femoral canal

For the majority of sections, in addition to a simple drawing and detailed explanation, there are also step-by-step illustrations to show you how to draw the anatomy yourself ? taking some of the stress out of potential viva questions!

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Questions and Answers for the UKCAT

* UKCAT revision and detailed explanatory notes
* Hundreds of revision questions, answers and explanations
* All question types covered, including SJTs
* New question types included
* Top tips to help your revision
* Includes free access to further questions online
The United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a requirement for entrance to most UK medical, veterinary and dental schools. The key to scoring highly is practising the different question types under timed conditions.
This new comprehensive book from dotMedic covers the entire UKCAT exam and contains all the latest question styles. The exam format and its different sections are explained in detail and are then followed by worked examples of each question type. Hundreds of timed questions with detailed explanations are provided. For further practice, more questions are available online at using the unique code published within the book.
Maximise your chances of success in the UKCAT using this book and the free online resource that goes with it.

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Questions and Answers for the DRCOG, second edition
This book helps candidates prepare for the DRCOG exam. The new edition now features four complete papers matching the style of the current exam, with each paper comprising: ? 30 extended matching questions ? 18 single best answer questions ? 40 multiple choice questions Importantly, detailed explanations are given for each answer to improve understanding and references are provided to guide readers to the supporting evidence. Written by a practising GP and a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology who has previously examined for the DRCOG, this book provides the ideal revision guide for exam candidates. REVIEWS OF THE FIRST EDITION ?Questions are very much like the real exam, and the answers are very precise. I felt prepared for the exam after going through it. In my opinion, possibly the best preparatory book in the market currently.? ?An essential book to prepare for the DRCOG examination with lots of questions and detailed explanations to aid revision, highly recommended!? ?Having studied for this exam recently I found this book incredibly helpful and better than other revision guides that I have used. The format is clear with concise explanations for all questions. A highly recommended resource for the DRCOG exam.? ?Easy to use, great for motivating you to revise. Would recommend this to anyone planning to sit the DRCOG.? ?An outstanding revision guide containing a broad range of questions appropriate to this exam. Informative yet concise answers make this book stand out. An excellent preparation for the DRCOG.?
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Questions and Answers for the Diploma in Occupational Medicine, revised edition
This book is designed to help candidates prepare for the MCQ part of the Diploma in Occupational Medicine exam. The first 150 questions, along with their answers and explanations, are designed to help readers check their understanding. This section of the book is broken down into the core subject areas on which you will be tested:

* Ethics and the law
* Effects of work on health
* Principles of occupational health
* Clinical occupational health
* Health and safety at work

This revised edition also contains a complete mock practice exam of 60 questions, together with answers and commentary. These questions follow the style of those in the exam and will help fully prepare candidates, by allowing them to develop an understanding of how the exam questions work.

Written by a GP Registrar (and winner of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine?s Mobbs Fellowship) who recently passed the exam, and checked for accuracy by a Consultant in Occupational Medicine, this book is the ideal revision and practice guide for exam candidates.

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Psychiatry, third edition

Following in the footsteps of the ground-breaking, prize-winning first edition, this third edition of Psychiatry is a concise yet comprehensive textbook of mental health for medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners, mental health nurses, social workers, and anyone else needing or wishing for a fresh, modern, and engaging account of mental disorders.

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