New Edition
Medical Sciences,
Edition 3
Edited by Jeannette Naish, MBBS, MSc, FRCGP, and Denise Syndercombe Court, MIBiol, CBiol, FIBMS, DMedT, PhD

Publication Date: 14 Aug 2018

Medical Sciences was the first fully integrated textbook designed to bridge the gaps between school-level biosciences and the early years of medical school, and to demonstrate through context the relevance of the medical sciences to clinical practice. Building on the great success of the first two editions, this fully updated and augmented market-leading title is now in its third edition. Register your StudentConsult PIN for access to the e-book and its new contents.

Key Features

  • Clear, integrated approach to contextualising the medical sciences in their clinical application.
  • Highly illustrated.
  • Accessible, readable writing.
  • e-only chapters which animate difficult concepts

New Features

  • The physiology of psychological disorders.
  • Expanded genetics chapter to include recent developments in genomics.
  • Pathology and immunology chapter thoroughly updated.
  • Many chapters updated with new full-colour illustrations.

Videos online:

    • The nervous system
    • The cardiovascular system: the heart
    • The cardiovascular system: heart block
    • The renal system

Self-test questions (SBA) online in:

      • Cardiology
      • Neurology
      • Renal system
About the author
Edited by Jeannette Naish, MBBS, MSc, FRCGP,, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Primary Care and Public Health, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK and Denise Syndercombe Court, MIBiol, CBiol, FIBMS, DMedT, PhD, Reader in Forensic Genetics, Forensic and Analytical Science, King's College London, London, UK
Table of Contents
    1. Introduction and homeostasis
    2. Biochemistry and cell biology
    3. Energy Metabolism
    4. Pharmacology
    5. Genetics and genomics
    6. Pathology and Immunology
    7. Epidemiology
    8. The nervous system
    9. Bones, muscle and skin
    10. Endocrinology and the reproductive system
    11. The cardiovascular system
    12. Haematology
    13. The respiratory system
    14. The renal system
    15. The alimentary system
    16. Diet and nutrition
Book Reviews

From reviews of the previous edition:

‘A brilliant physiology textbook! A very good read for beginners and a must for medical students. Well-structured and illustrated, I use it even now in my penultimate year of med school. Definitely recommended.’

‘This is like the bible of 1st and 2nd year medical students everywhere. It gives you MASSES of information at a basic to intermediate level of detail on a MASSIVE range of topics. I would use this as a core text in the early years of study and just as a reference text later on. Would definitely recommend.’

‘I love this book. Perfect for the basic sciences of medicine. If you're in the first or second year of medicine, this book will come in handy. Explanations are simple and understandable. Definitely recommended it to medical students in their preclinical years.’

‘Brilliant book to reference for medical physiology and some anatomy.
Explanations and diagrams are all very clear and have really helped me.’

‘Great for an overview of everything. Use this book as a pre-read before starting a new topic at university for a general understanding.’

‘Excellent introduction to topics in medical school - gives a thorough overview for revision purposes but also enough detail for the pre-clinical years.’

‘Brilliant book - just enough detail for medical school curriculum.’

‘The book is top drawer. Really clear and build concepts neatly. It’s my go to reference book when trying to get some context on medical conditions.’

‘Great referencing book for anyone doing a medical science or bioscience type degree.’

‘If there is one book any type of Medical undergraduate (clinical or science) should purchase then this is it. Written in clear, concise and understandable English it details all aspects of Medical Science that encourage you to read further into specific or general areas without getting clogged up in complicated medical terms and syntax. The book would be suitable even for 2nd year A level science students providing them with a foundation for basic medical science studies as well as those areas of cell science, biochemistry and more specific subjects of human physiological systems. A great credit to the authors for the written content and the invaluable graphs, tables and diagrams which set this book so much farther apart from other Medical Science books. StudentConsult access is an invaluable bonus for those wanting a lighter back pack whilst on the move. Treat yourself this summer or better still find someone to treat you with this inspirational offering.’

‘… This is the textbook I would keep with me for reference and study, it also has in-depth discussion about clinical issues, in particular some of the discussion about diabetes is truly refreshing to see in a primarily physiology textbook. For me, there is no alternative.’

‘… best investment ever! It gives a good grounding in all medical sciences bridging the gap perfectly from A-level to medical school. Once the basic sciences are done there's all the clinical stuff to follow organised by system. It covers complex topics like immunology and acid/base balance in a logical manner. Absolutely essential for the first years of medical school. For all aspiring medical students-this should be the book you buy ready for med school as you WILL use it. Love it!’

‘I am no longer quite so overwhelmed at how to learn background science for medicine and very glad I found this - badly need my own copy so I can scribble all over it and keep it forever now! I'm looking forward to using the StudentConsult access when I do purchase the book so I can access it as an e-book and carry it (and probably many, many other texts) around on my iPad in the future.
Thoroughly recommend it!’

Book details
ISBN: 9780702073373
Page Count: 800
Illustrations : 573
Retail Price : £54.99
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