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Freshwater Ornamental Fish Aquaculture in Singapore

The book captures the growth of Singapore’s aquaculture industry from the traditional rearing of food fishes using techniques passed down from the early settlers to the sophisticated freshwater ornamental fish industry in the agrotechnology parks. There is information on rearing facilities and packaging for export of the major groups of egg-laying and live bearing fishes. 1994 Published by Singapore Polytechnic.

 

 
ISBN 10: 981-00-5116-6


Introduction to Blood Transfusion Science

The aim of this book is to give the biomedical science student an overview of blood transfusion science while focusing on those principles and methods most relevant to the routine blood bank laboratory. The contents will hopefully explain the basics and open the door of interest to this rapidly advancing field of medical technology.

 

The text evolved from my lecture notes on blood banking serology and my first yellow book that was published by the Singapore Polytechnic in 1998. The concept is to introduce the subject and hopefully flag key words or topics such that the reader can search for a more detailed description among the many more comprehensive reference books and Web sites.

 


ISBN 10: 981-06-7934-3
ISBN 13: 978-981-06-7934-7

 

Blood transfusion science encompasses haematology, immunology, chemistry, genetics, bacteriology and virology. Advances in computerisation, automation and molecular diagnostic techniques have revolutionised the blood bank laboratory in recent years and yet the strength of any blood bank remains in the hands of well trained and educated personnel. The learning process has to start somewhere. I can only hope that the reader will use this text as a road map to direct them to areas of particular interest. It has certainly been a useful exercise for me to update my teaching material and keep abreast of recent advances in blood banking practice.

 

I trust that the reader will find the format of this book easy to follow. It must be remembered that the material presented is to introduce the subject at diploma level while hopefully providing up-to-date material for those who wish to keep in touch with advances in this area. Those involved with teaching programmes related to the biomedical sciences should find the content of this book worthy of reference.

 

The medical laboratory technology programme at the Singapore Polytechnic continues to address the needs of this rapidly changing profession and provides graduates at both diploma and specialist diploma levels. Short certificate courses are also popular for those wishing to maintain our concept of life long learning and continuing professional development. Many of our graduates continue on to degree programmes both in local and overseas universities. The content of this book takes the student through the diploma level and provides valuable background reading for more advanced levels of study.

 

Angus R. Fraser

 

Link to Pearson Prentice Hall: http://www.pearsoned-asia.com/


Introduction to Haematology

The aim of this book is to give the medical technology student an overview of haematology by introducing those principles and methods of most relevance to the routine haematology laboratory. The contents will hopefully explain the basics and open the door of interest to this rapidly advancing medical science. The text evolved from my haematology lecture notes and my first red book that was published by the Singapore Polytechnic. The concept here is to introduce the subject and hopefully flag key words or topics such that the reader can search for a much more detailed description among the many more comprehensive reference books or Web sites. Haematology is a vast subject and the learning process has to start somewhere. I can only hope that the reader will use this text as a road map to direct them to areas of particular interest. It was certainly a useful exercise for me to update my teaching material and catch up with recent advances in my specialist subject.

 


ISBN 10: 981-06-7933-5
ISBN 13: 978-981-06-7933-0

 

I trust that the reader will find the format easy to follow. It must be remembered that the material presented is to introduce the subject at diploma level while hopefully providing up-to-date material for those who wish to keep in touch with advances in routine haematology. Those involved with teaching programmes for medical technologists should find the content of this book worthy of reference.

 

The medical laboratory technology programme at the Singapore Polytechnic continues to address the needs of this rapidly changing profession and provides graduates at both diploma and advanced diploma levels. Short certificate courses are also popular for those wishing to maintain our concept of life long learning and continuing professional development. Many of our graduates continue on to degree programmes both in local and overseas universities. The content of this book takes the student through the diploma level and provides valuable background reading for more advanced levels of study.

 

Angus R. Fraser

 

Link to Pearson Prentice Hall: http://www.pearsoned-asia.com/


Your first guide to water quality monitoring in Singapore

This book serves to open up the fascinating world of water quality monitoring (WQM) to the interested beginner. The subject on water and water quality can be tied to physics, chemistry, geography, biology, community service and environmental education and it is fast becoming the coolest (and hottest) topic in the 21st century.

 

In recent years, many projects on water quality, water treatment and wastewater treatment have been conducted by students from primary to tertiary level; some for competitions or community projects for developing countries while others aim to expose school students to the importance of water and water quality. You can get a piece of the action! This book provides a no-frills approach to the basics of water quality.

 

Designed for teachers and student in mind, it allows you to immediately immerse yourself into the action of WQM with minimum academic theory. Based on the real life experiences of the author, the subject of water quality is presented in simple terms and made accessible to anyone willing to learn and experiment.

 

 
ISBN 13: 978-981-08-7715-6

 

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