PDQ Medical Genetics
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to solving clinical problems with genetic components rather than on the presentation of facts that would soon fall out of date.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 the 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
Features topics not found in most genetics texts designed primarily for medical students such as complex disorders, ambiguous genitalia, pharmacogenetics, and bone dyspasias.
Includes a dual-platform mini-CD-ROM with the complete text and illustrations, in fully searchable PDF files
Incorporates references and links to carefully selected websites for additional readings and a bonus self-assessment question and answer section for each chapter - all included on the accompanying CD-ROM