Genetics, revised edition

A Guide for Students and Practitioners of Nursing and Health Care

By (author) Karen Vipond

Publication date:

08 July 2013

Length of book:

256 pages


Lantern Publishing



ISBN-13: 9781908625151

From the Foreword by Candy Cooley, formerly Genetics Awareness Programme Lead at the NHS National Genetics and Genomics Education Centre:

“What a delight it is … to read a book which takes complex scientific concepts and ensures they are understandable by all.”

With activities and answers, reflection points and a glossary, this interactive textbook supports the ‘Fit for Practice in the Genetics Era’ competence framework, offering an introduction to the theory of genetics and then using common genetic conditions/disorders as case studies to help students apply theory to practice and examine the service user experience.

Genetics is written by an experienced teacher of health care sciences and is ideal for student nurses who need to demonstrate and apply knowledge of genetics and genomics. It is also suitable for other health care students and for qualified practitioners who would like to refresh their knowledge of the subject.

From lecturer reviews:

“A well written and nicely laid out genetics text at an appropriate level for adult nursing students.”

“Fabulous text, student friendly.”