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Principles of Science for Nurses

ISBN: 978-0-632-05769-6
272 pages
June 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
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This very basic textbook aims to provide nursing students with the essential bioscience they will need to complete their Common Foundation Programme.

The book will explore the relevant basic scientific principles, apply these principles to clinical situations and then ask review questions. For anyone who has not studied science before this will be an excellent introduction to the key concepts of chemistry, physics and biology, as applied to nursing.

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Preface; Introduction; Chapter One: Atoms; Chapter Two: Water and electrolyte balance; Chapter Three: Acids and bases; Chapter Four: Biomolecules; Chapter Five: Cells; Chapter Six: Genetics; Chapter Seven: Microorganisms; Chapter Eight: Immunology; Chapter Nine: Fluids, liquids and gases; Chapter Ten: Nutrition and metabolism; Chapter Eleven: Energy - Electromagnetic radiation; Chapter Twelve: Temperature and Heat; Chapter Thirteen: Forces and mechanics; Chapter Fourteen: Electricity; Periodic table of the elements; Glossary; Answers; Index
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* highly illustrated thoughout to make concepts easier to understand
* written in plain language with good explanation of technical terms
* topics discussed in the context of nursing practice
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