|Richard F. Ludue?a, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
In his first highly successful book, Learning Biochemistry: 100 Case-Oriented Problems, leading educator Richard F. Ludue?a provided a series of problems requiring students to perform library research as well as to speculate using their own knowledge and problem-solving skills in order to find the answers. The questions were designed to demonstrate the relevance of biochemistry to clinical medicine, to show that many diseases have a biological foundation, and to emphasize that understanding that foundation helps the student to understand the disease.
This sequel, Learning More Biochemistry: 100 New Case-Oriented Problems, contains an entirely new set of problems based on the latest literature, including problems associated with rare diseases, the brain and the nervous system, biochemistry of kidney function, microbial infections, cancer, and aging. Basic topics from the earlier volume have been retained, and new topics have been introduced that illustrate diseases commonly seen by clinicians. Reflecting the increased use of the problem-oriented approach in medical education, this book presents problems that are both challenging and rewarding.
Problems cover the full range of topics, including: Metabolism Vitamins Hormones The blood The immune system The muscles Skin and hair Eyes and ears Bones and cartilage
Instructors and students of biochemistry in medical school and graduate school will find Learning More Biochemistry: 100 New Case-Oriented Problems a vital teaching and learning tool, a practical resource for future study, and a useful companion to medical course syllabi and textbooks.
From the Publisher:
This problem book offers an opportunity for students to go beyond memorization and lectures standard in most biochemistry classes. It presents 100 problems that students will not be able to solve merely by using the textbook. They must do independent research. Each problem describes some kind of clinical situation, including the symptoms and some biochemical findings. These are followed by some short questions and problems. The process of researching the answers will provide valuable learning experience.