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The syllabus, course and world of nursing is dynamic and always in the state of betterment. Understanding the needs and requirements of students and teachers, this text book can be a great work. It gives us immense pleasure to place before the book on ‘Genetics’ strictly according to the new syllabus B.Sc. Nursing 2nd year students as recognized by the Indian Nursing Council. A precise knowledge of Genetics is a keystone to the diagnosis of various diseases. Genetics gives exact information about the system & the organ/organs involved in a disease process including genes. This book has been structured, written and arranged in such a way to provide very clear understanding of all the topics related to Genetics.

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ISBN 978-93-91334-76-5
Publishers R. Narain Publishers & Distributors
Author Dr. Rehan Uddin, Riya Mathur & Dr. P.S. Naruka
Binding Paperback
Edition 1/e
Price 320
Year 2023
Pages 272
Subject Text Book of Pathology – II & Genetics (For B.Sc. Nursing Students)
Weight 250 g
Dimensions 24 × 16 × 1 cm

Table of Content

Unit – 1 Special Pathology: Pathological changes in disease conditions of selected systems
1. Kidneys and Urinary tract
Renal calculi
Renal Cell Carcinoma
Renal Failure (Acute and Chronic)
2. Male genital systems
Testicular atrophy
Prostatic hyperplasia
Carcinoma penis and Prostate.
3. Female genital system
Carcinoma cervix
Carcinoma of endometrium
Uterine fibroids
Vesicular mole and Choriocarcinoma
Ovarian cyst and tumors
4. Breast
Fibrocystic changes
Carcinoma of the Breast
5. Central nervous system
Meningitis, Encephalitis
Stroke, Tumors of CNS
Unit – 2 Clinical Pathology:
Examination of body cavity fluids:
Methods of collection and examination of CSF and other body cavity fluids (sputum, wound discharge) specimen for various clinical pathology, biochemistry and microbiology tests
Analysis of semen:
Sperm count, motility and morphology and their importance in infertility
Physical characteristics, Analysis, Culture and Sensitivity
Faeces: Characteristics
Stool examination: Occult blood, Ova, Parasite and Cyst, Reducing substance etc.
Methods and collection of urine and faeces for various tests
Unit – 1: Introduction:
Practical application of genetics in nursing
Impact of genetic condition on families
Review of cellular division: mitosis and meiosis
Characteristics and structure of genes
Chromosomes: sex determination
Chromosomal aberrations
Patterns of inheritance
Mendelian theory of inheritance
Multiple allots and blood groups
Sex linked inheritance
Mechanism of inheritance
Errors in transmission (mutation)
Unit – 2: Maternal, prenatal and genetic influences on development of defects and diseases
Conditions affecting the mother: genetic and infections
Consanguinity atopy
Prenatal nutrition and food allergies
Maternal age
Maternal drug therapy
Prenatal testing and diagnosis
Effect of Radiation, drugs and chemicals
Spontaneous abortion
Neural Tube Defects and the role of folic acid in lowering the risks
Down syndrome (Trisomy 21)
Unit – 3: Genetic testing in the neonates and children
Screening for:
Congenital abnormalities
Developmental delay
Unit – 4: Genetic conditions of adolescents and adults
Cancer genetics: Familial cancer
Inborn errors of metabolism
Blood group alleles and hematological disorder
Genetic haemochromatosis
Huntington‘s disease
Mental illness
Unit – 5: Services related to genetics
Genetic testing
Gene therapy
Genetic counseling
Legal and Ethical issues
Role of nurse


  1. Comprehensive coverage of theoretical and diagrammatically aspects of pathology & genetics.
  2. All intricate aspects are explained by simple, lucid and specific explanations and substantiated with neat and elaborate diagrammatic sketches.
  3. Examples from pathology & genetics are included extensively.


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