PDQ Medical Genetics

ISBN: 1-55009-178-6




PDQ Medical Genetics challenges students to learn to think genetically, to recognize genetic factors, and to explain genetics to patients. The author presents an approach to solving clinical problems with genetic components rather than the presentation of facts that would soon fall out of date. The text is problem-oriented. Each chapter opens with a case scenario designed to direct the student toward learning both the clinical and the basic biological science. The featured scenarios also provide direction in dealing with a patient's, and family's, personal difficulties by listing genetic disease support groups. The informative text also emphasizes how to go about obtaining the latest information on such topics as molecular testing and imaging techniques.