Immunology basic laboratory tests
Output of the Project KEGA 038UK-4/2019 Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic
Immunology – basic laboratory tests provide theoretical knowledge and the most common practical methods used in immunological laboratories. Laboratory techniques used in immunology make it possible to identify components of innate and acquired immunity, humoral and cellular immunity. The reasonable indication of laboratory tests and the ability to make a correct diagnosis on time is significant in terms of patient prognosis. This textbook is dedicated to English speaking students and teachers interested in laboratory immunology. It allows readers to choose their own pace of study and to get feedback through control questions included at the end of each chapter.
Anatomy of the Urogenital System
The textbook was composed for the pre graduate medical students as the basic educational material. It contains the solid theoretical basis of the anatomy of the urogenital system with a focus on clinical application. The textbook has four chapters. The first chapter describes the organs of the urinary system, the second and the third deals with the male and female genital system, respectively. Each organ is described as for the position and relations, external description, internal structure (or the wall), blood supply, lymph drainage, and innervation. The theoretical parts are completed by clinical columns. The fourth chapter contains the review questions that may help students verify their knowledge. Although the textbook contains schemas, photographs of formalin-fixed cadaveric specimens and modified figures from public domain, Henry Gray 'Anatomy of the Human Body' (Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1918), it is necessary to use the anatomical atlas, too (Sobotta's, Gilroy's, Netter's or Gray's atlas of human anatomy). Only parallel usage of the textbook and the atlas is effective and may lead to the optimal study result. We believe that students will find this textbook to be valuable material for their study and review of anatomy.
Microbiology - principal and interpretation of laboratory examination
Textbook for supplementary study in microbiology, clinical microbiology and laboratory diagnostics of microbial diseases.
The most important part of the work of doctors in clinical microbiology is to cooperate with other clinical practitioners. Cooperation is necessary in the interpretation of laboratory test findings to determine the role of an isolated and identified microorganism in the pathogenesis of the given disease process. The second completed edition of the textbook implements a specific chapters about the tests and interpretation of laboratory exam in some important clinical diseases. Our intention was to spread the knowledge for better understanding of the role of microbiology in the diagnostical process.
Heart and respiratory system - study quide
This study guide has been prepared for medical students as a basic educational material for the anatomy practicals and anatomy exam. The first chapter provides introduction to the cardiovascular system, the heart and basic description of the circulations. The second chapter deals with the organs of respiratory system.
The text is fulfilled by the photographs of formalin fixed cadaveric preparates used during the anatomy practicals in our department, however, it is necessary combine the study with using of anatomy atlases (Sobotta´s, Gray´s, Gilroy ´s or Netter´s atlas of human anatomy). Several figures of joints and ligaments are retrieved from public domein of Gray´s Anatomy of human Body (1918) and Servier Medical Art. The last part of the study guide contains a set of review questions which can help the students to check their knowledge. We hope you will find this study guide useful material for your individual stud and review.
Axial skeleton study guide
This study guide has been prepared for medical students as a basic educational material for the anatomy practicals. The first chapter provides explanation of basic anatomical terms used for the description of the structures of human body. Understanding of these terms is essential for the study of anatomy and for the future clinical practise. The main part of the study guide presents concise knowledge about the axial skeleton – vertebral column, skeleton of the thorax and the skull. The text is fulfilled by the photographs of dry bones (bony preparations) used during the anatomy practicals in our department, however, it is necessary combine the study with using of anatomy atlases (Sobotta´s, Gray´s, Gilroy ´s or Netter´s atlas of human anatomy). Several figures are retrieved from the public domein of Gray´s Anatomy of human Body (1918). The last part of the study guide contains a set of review questions which can help the students when they will prepare for the credit tests and final exam.
I hope you will find this study guide useful resource for your independend study and review.
Bones, joints and muscles of the upper and lower limbs study guide
The main purpose of the study guide is to provide a basic educational material for the study of the bones, joints and muscles of the upper and lower limb. The text is enriched by the figures of the dry human bones - photographs of the bony preparations used during the anatomy practicals in our Department of Anatomy. Figures of the joints, ligaments and muscles are retrieved from public domein of Gray´s Anatomy of human Body (1918). Althought the study guide contains the photos and figures, it is necessary to use this study material in association with any human anatomy atlas (Sobotta´s, Gray´s, Gilroy´s or Netter´s atlas of human anatomy). The study guide offers the possibility to test the obtained knowledge by a set of review questions at the last chapter.
Microbiology – principal and interpretation of laboratory examination Part 1
Textbook for supplementary study in microbiology, clinical microbiology and laboratory diagnosis of microbial ethiology of diseases. This textbook is dedicated to English speaking students and teachers interested in laboratory microbiology and serology. Our intention was to spread the knowledge for better understanding the role of these laboratory branches and their role in the diagnostical process.
Pathological physiology. Selected chapters.
The textbook Pathological physiology: selected chapters contains chapters of general and special pathological physiology that explain the causes and mechanisms of disease and pathological processes in synergy with their future clinical application. Simple case reports in the chapters point to the clinical relevance of the knowledge gained in the study of pathological physiology and connect the theoretical and clinical disciplines to be addressed by students in subsequent years of study. It supports the ability of students to think logically and combine knowledge they have already obtained by study of different theoretical subjects.
Selected chapters from enzymology, membrane biochemistry and biochemistry of genetic information
This textbook is intended for international students of general medicine studying at Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin. It follows the textbooks Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry I (written by prof. Kaplan), Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry II (edited by prof. Lehotsky) and Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry III (written by author). It covers lectures in Medical Chemistry given in summer semester of the first year of General Medicine at Jessenius Faculty of Medicine in Martin.This text will be followed soon with regular textbook, which will include also figures that should help students to understand described topics.
Pathophysiology for Surgery
Many medical students in the 5th or 6th year have already partially forgotten the information learned in the 3rd year during the course of pathophysiology, because the main focus of the study has moved onto clinical subjects. However, during the preparation for the state exam from surgery as well as for other clinical exams the students often discover that they need the knowledge of pathophysiology in order to manage the content of the questions for the exams. This is especially true for the topics in general surgery. The aim of our effort was to prepare a textbook in which the students will find the essential up-to-date pathomechanisms of surgical diseases. It is based on the requirements of surgical scientific-pedagogical faculty who are the members of the state exam committee. The textbook is focused not only on pathophysiological aspects of general surgery, but also includes a substantial part of the pathophysiology pertinent to special surgery.
The textbook is based on latest e-learning courses for theoretical training of surgeons. The text is original and is based on the principles of clinical pathophysiology, which are familiar to students that are well-oriented in the study of clinical subjects. The textbook is designed by utilizing an extensive experience gained from the active participation in conducting the state exams in surgery. We believe that the textbook will help students of general medicine in an effective theoretical preparation for the state examination from surgery. In addition, this textbook also has an ambition to help the physicians in their specialized studies.