Clearly structured and organized by major organ system, the book emphasises ways in which key signs and symptoms of disease inform diagnosis and the choice of treatment, together with the relevant pharmacological mechanisms. Each chapter has a clinical focus and includes clear learning outcomes, key points and model answers with detailed explanations designed to enhance students’ understanding of the physiology and pharmacology underpinning each case study scenario.
50 topics are covered and the cases presented include an extensive range of psychological, neurological, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and reproductive disorders, their symptoms, complications and usual treatment along with the actions and uses of some widely- used drugs.
- An essential revision text designed to help students apply their theoretical knowledge to real-life cases - Realistic case studies focusing on commonly occurring conditions and diseases - Model answers throughout - Learning outcomes provided at the beginning of each chapter - Key learning points presented in the cases follow each model answer - Helps students to understand the relevance and clinical implications of the topics studied in physiology and pharmacology courses - Reinforces major concepts and definitions - Includes a glossary with a full list of drugs and disorders to support the text
1 Psychological disorders.
CASE STUDY 1 A mother’s loss.
CASE STUDY 2 A dangerous father?
CASE STUDY 3 Continual concerns for Mr Watson.
CASE STUDY 4 A scary presentation.
CASE STUDY 5 Fussy Jane.
CASE STUDY 6 David’s withdrawal.
CASE STUDY 7 Forgetful mum.
CASE STUDY 8 Disruptive John.
2 Neurological disorders.
CASE STUDY 9 Mrs Smith’s tremor.
CASE STUDY 10 Rose’s loss of consciousness.
CASE STUDY 11 Another day away from the office.
CASE STUDY 12 Drooping eyelids.
3 Endocrine disorders.
CASE STUDY 13 An agitated mother.
CASE STUDY 14 A vague and sleepy lady.
CASE STUDY 15 A dehydrated business woman.
CASE STUDY 16 Brian’s weight gain.
CASE STUDY 17 The thirsty schoolboy.
CASE STUDY 18 Eric’s expanding waistline.
4 Cardiovascular disorders.
CASE STUDY 19 Annie’s heartache.
CASE STUDY 20 The executive’s medical check-up.
CASE STUDY 21 A hypertensive emergency.
CASE STUDY 22 Harry Mann’s bad day.
CASE STUDY 23 Grandpa’s silence.
CASE STUDY 24 The gardener who collapsed on his lawn.
CASE STUDY 25 Hanna’s palpitations.
5 Respiratory disorders.
CASE STUDY 26 Moving to England.
CASE STUDY 27 The sneezing boy.
CASE STUDY 28 Mandy’s sleepover.
CASE STUDY 29 Bob and Bill’s breathing problems.
CASE STUDY 30 A punctured chest.
CASE STUDY 31 Carmen’s repeated respiratory infections.
CASE STUDY 32 Chandra’s chronic bronchitis.
6 Kidney and body fluid disorders.
CASE STUDY 33 Greg’s glomerulonephritis.
CASE STUDY 34 Kevin’s chronic kidney problems.
CASE STUDY 35 The polar bear’s fun run.
CASE STUDY 36 The housewife who drank too much.
7 Blood disorders.
CASE STUDY 37 An exhausted mother.
CASE STUDY 38 Patsy’s Australian journey.
CASE STUDY 39 The dizzy blonde.
8 Gastrointestinal disorders.
CASE STUDY 40 Mr Benjamin’s bowel problem.
CASE STUDY 41 A disturbed holiday.
CASE STUDY 42 Jude’s sudden admission to the hospital.
CASE STUDY 43 The producer’s stomach ache.
CASE STUDY 44 Daria’s abdominal pain.
CASE STUDY 45 That bloated feeling.
9 Autonomic disorders.
CASE STUDY 46 Rob’s ocular accident.
CASE STUDY 47 A severe attack of greenfly.
10 Reproductive disorders.
CASE STUDY 48 Panic of a college girl.
CASE STUDY 49 Shabana’s monthly problems.
CASE STUDY 50 Demi’s baby.