Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics

Davies, Kate and Meimaridou, Eirini (2020) Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics. Nursing children and young people. ISSN 2046-2344

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This article is the first of a series that outlines the fundamental aspects of the biological basis of child health. Cells and genes are the basic units of life. Therefore, it is essential that nurses have knowledge of how cells function to understand normal physiology and pathophysiology, and how specific conditions are inherited. This article describes the components of the human cell, detailing their structure and function. It also discusses genetics, providing examples of inherited diseases including those caused by mutations that affect specific components of the cell. The aim is to provide children's nurses with an accessible introduction to cell biology and genetics linked to their clinical practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ** From PubMed via Jisc Publications Router [Abstract copyright: © 2020 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers.]
Uncontrolled Keywords: child health, ethical issues, genetic disorders, genetic testing, genetics
Subjects: 500 Natural Sciences and Mathematics > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Human Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 10:42
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/5704

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