The Flesh and Bones of Immunology presents a concise, accessible account immunology. This title covers all the key concepts med students need with no gaps. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. In Section 1, The Big Picture overview gives a descriptive overview of a subject in 8pp. In the High Yield section, 50 fundamental principles underlying a subject are set out. These 50 principles are expanded into double-page spreads in the 'Fleshed Out' section where double-page explanations of the key principles clearly convey what medical students need to know. Difficult concepts are depicted by cartoon-strip illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
Big Picture Section - enables readers to relate detail to the subject as a whole
High Return Facts - prevents students from having large gaps in their knowledge. Can be used as a revision tool. Reinforces the major points.
Cartoon-strip illustrations - enable students to visualize difficult concepts in a step-by-step format. Allow information to be chunked into student-friendly sizes.
Double-page overviews - students can read summary of topic without cross-referencing to other pages. All laid out on one spread.
By Matthew Helbert, MBChB, MRCP, MRCPath, PhD, Consultant Immunologist, Immunology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
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