Summary: For both CLT (MLT) and CLS (MT) hematology and hemostasis courses. Edition/Copyright: 04
This comprehensive--yet easy to read--hematology and hemostasis text is designed for students at all levels of clinical laboratory science. In each chapter, two levels of objectives and questions (fundamental and advanced) are presented, allowing instructors to customize content to fit their specific course focus. Case studies and checkpoints in each chapter help students apply and assess t ...show moreheir knowledge as they progress. Features :
- Designed for both CLT (MLT) and CLS (MT) students.
- Using only one textbook is beneficial and economical 1) in laboratory science programs with both CLT and CLS levels; and 2) in articulated CLS and CLT programs, which can be confident of the CLT's knowledge level in hematology without doing an extensive CLT course analysis. Instructors who teach both levels only need to use one text; CLT and CLS students will gain an appreciation for the knowledge level of each.
- Both basic and advanced principles of practice and procedures--The fundamental, level-one information is useful for all levels of laboratory education and practice; advanced, level-two information is more appropriate for clinical laboratory science students.
- Allows instructors to easily customize content to fit their course needs and preferences.
- 24 contributors--Authoritatively written content from experts in selected fields.
- Chronolab student version CD-ROM--Free in the back of each copy of the book.
- Provides an amazing array of microphotograph images and exercises unmatched by any other software program.
- www.prenhall.com/mckenzie Companion Website--Featuring interactive self-study aids and additional learning opportunities.
- Provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to practical situations via critical thinking questions. Gives instructors the opportunity to create a web-based syllabus and give assignments.
- Flexible organization--The text is divided into sections and may be studied by chapter sequence or by section.
- Gives instructors flexibility in fitting the book to their specific course design.
- Running case studies--Introduced at the beginning of the chapters. Throughout the chapter, at appropriate places, additional information on the case is given (e.g., laboratory results) and questions are asked that relate to the material presented in previous sections. Case summaries and answers to case questions appear at the end of each chapter.
- Allows students to apply knowledge to a real-world clinical diagnostic problem to see the need to learn the information.
- Checkpoints--Questions, integrated throughout the chapter, require students to recall or apply information covered in previous sections. Answers are included at the end of the chapter.
- Allows students to periodically assess their understanding of the material.
- High-resolution, full-color blood and bone marrow photographs--
- Throughout, rather than isolated into separate sections.
- Helps students immediately see the figure without having to thumb through the text to find the color plates.
- Liberal use of figures and tables.
- Helps students organize and conceptualize information, especially important to visual learners.
- Extensive use of testing algorithms--Reflex testing.
- Helps students understand the value of lab testing and its medical necessity, and learn how to effectively and cost-efficiently select and evaluate lab tests in diagnosis.
- Ethical issues and management issues--Of test utilization and value, and critical testing pathways.
- Alerts students to issues they will be facing in their work and communities.
- The new technologies of molecular diagnostics, flow cytometry and cytogenetics--Important in hematologic diagnosis; presented here in a very easily understood manner.
- Helps both instructors and students in application of new technologies in diagnosis. Helps them stay current.
- Background Basics--At the beginning of each chapter.
- Alerts students to material that should be learned or reviewed before starting the chapter. Refers students to previous chapters to help them find the material.
- Two levels of objectives for each chapter--Based on the ASCLS Body of Knowledge and suggestions from CLT (MLT) and CLS (MT) educators. Level one applies to fundamental levels of information; level two applies to more advanced information.
- The objectives at two levels help students determine which material is important for their level of education and gives instructors the option of customizing their courses.
- Two levels of chapter-end questions--10 each at the end of each chapter, matched to objectives.
- Tests students' understanding of content at each level.
- Chapter overviews and chapter summaries.
- Gives students an idea of the chapter content and organization, and then helps them bring all the material together.
- Visual cross-referencing--Uses bold "link" symbols within the chapter text when referencing information in another chapter, tables and figures.
- Helps students quickly cross reference from the tables and figures to the text, and between chapters.
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2004