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Booklist 2010-2011

Updated: 2/9/2011

Year 1

MSCI-5060 - Clinically Oriented Anatomy


Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, ISBN: 07817-33901.

Moore, D. Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 6th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, ISBN: 978-0-7817-7525-0.

Schoenwolf, et al. Larsen's Human Embryology, 4th ed., Churchill Livingstone, ISBN: 98044-30-68119.

One of the following is required:

Agur, Dalley. Grant's Atlas, 12th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, ISBN: 978-07817-70552.

Netter. Atlas of Human Anatomy, 5th ed., Saunders, ISBN: 9781416059516

Rohen et al. Color Atlas of Anatomy, 6th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, ISBN: 07817-90131.

Tank and Gest. Atlas of Anatomy. LWW, ISBN: 978-0-7817-8505-1

MSCI-5070 - Biology of Cells and Tissues


Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th ed., Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, ISBN: 07817-33901.

Kierszenbaum A. Histology and Cell Biology, 2nd ed., Mosby, ISBN: 9780323045278

Meisenber, Simmons. Principles of Medical Biochemistry, 2nd ed., Mosby/Elsevier, ISBN: 03230-29426.

Young, Lowe, Stevens, Heath. Wheater's Functional Histology, 5th ed., Elsevier, ISBN: 04430-6850X

Alberts et all. Essential Cell Biology, 3rd ed., Taylor & Francis Inc., ISBN: 9780815341291

Adkinson, Brown. Elsevier's Integrated Genetics, Mosby/Elsevier, ISBN: 978-0-323-04329-8

Recommended (Optional):

Pelley, Goljan. Biochemistry:  Mosby's Rapid Review Series, 2nd ed., Mosby, ISBN: 03230-44379.

Pelley. Elsevier's Integrated Biochemistry, Mosby, ISBN: 03230-34104

MSCI-5030 - Structure and Function of Major Organ Systems

Required Textbooks:

The Required Textbooks include histology texts from the Fall course and a monograph for the Respiratory section.

1. Abraham Kierszenbaum, Histology and Cell Biology, 2nd Edition, Mosby Press (2007) ISBN-13: 978-0323016391.

2. Young, Lowe, Stevens and Heath, Wheater’s Functional Histology, 5th Edition, Elsevier (2006) ISBN-13: 978-0443068508.

3. John B. West, Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials, 8th Edition, LW&W (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0781772068.

Recommended Textbooks:

For lectures, Faculty adapt materials and illustrations from a number of sources. The Recommended Textbook list includes a variety of physiology texts suitable for first year medical school.

In general, past classes have preferred:

1. Costanzo: Physiology, 4th Edition ISBN-13: 978-1416062165.

Additional Texts:

2. Boron & Boulpaep: Medical Physiology, 2nd Edition ISBN-13:978-1416031154.

3. Leonard R. Johnson, Essential Medical Physiology, 3rd Edition ISBN-13: 978-0123875846.

4. Berne & Levy: Principles Physiology, 4th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0323031950.

5. Berne & Levy: Physiology, 6th Edition ISBN-13: 978-0323073622.

Recommended Monographs:

The Recommended Monographs augment the Recommended Textbooks and are useful for more in-depth coverage of specific topics.

1. Berne & Levy, Cardiovascular Physiology, 8th Edition paperback, (2001) ISBN-13: 978-0323011273.

2. Koeppen & Stanton: Renal Physiology, 4th Edition paperback, (2006) ISBN-13: 978-0323034470.

3. Johnson: Gastrointestinal Physiology, 7th Edition paperback, (2006) ISBN-13: 978 0323033916.

4. Porterfield & White: Endocrine Physiology, 3rd Edition paperback, (2007) ISBN-13: 978-0323036665.

5. Dubin: Rapid Interpretation of EKGs, 6th Edition, paperback, (2000) ISBN-13: 978-0912912066.

6. Huszar: Basic Dysrhythmias: Interpretation & Management, 3rd Edition paperback, (2001) ISBN-13: 978-0323012447.

Recommended Study Guide:

Le, T., Bhushan, V., & Vasan, N., First Aid for the USMLE Step 1, (2010) , McGraw-Hill Medical ISBN-13: 978-0071633406

MSCI-5040 - Host Defense

Abbas AK, and AH Lichtman. 2009. Basic Immunology (Functions and Disorders of the Immune System), 3rd Ed. Saunders: Philadelphia.

Murray, P. R., K. S. Rosenthal, and M. A. Pfaller. 2005. Medical Microbiology, 5th Ed. Mosby: Philadelphia

Geha RS, and FS Rosen. 2008. Case Studies in Immunology: A Clinical Companion, 5th Ed. Garland Science: New York.

MSCI-5080 - Early Clinical Experience I

Required Text

Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 10th Edition by Lynn Bickley 

STRONGLY Recommended Texts

1. Cecil’s Essentials of Medicine, 7th Edition by Andreoli and Carpenter

2. High-Yield Biostatistics  by Anthony N. Glaser

Year 2

MSCI-6010 - General Principles and Integrated Neurosciences


Purves et al., Neuroscience, 4th ed., 2008, Sinauer.  This is a basic science-oriented neuroscience text.  ISBN: 9780878936977. 

Blumenfeld, Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases, 2nd edition, 2010, Sinauer. This text blends basic science with clinical correlates.  ISBN: 978-0-87893-058-6.  Sinauer also offers two different electronic options for the text for $47.95 each: one is an Interactive eBook with a variety of features through a one-year subscription, ISBN 978-0-87893-386-0.  The other is a CourseSmart eBook, which reproduces the look of the printed book, ISBN 978-0-87893-502-4.

Haines, D.E., Neuroanatomy An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems, 7th ed. Lippincott, 2008, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 978-0-7817-6328-8.

Jozefowicz, RF, Holloway, RG, Case Studies in Neuroscience, 1999, published by F.A. Davis Company.  There are assigned case studies from this little book associated with several scheduled Q&A sessions.  ISBN 0803603045.  This book is out of print.  It is available as an e-book for ~ $35

Young, B, et al., Wheater's Functional Histology - A Text and Colour Atlas, 5th ed., 2006, published by Churchill Livingstone / Elsevier. ISBN 0443068508.

Greenberg RS, Daniels SR, Flanders WD, et al., Medical Epidemiology, 4th ed., 2005, Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill.  ISBN:  0071416374.

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N (editors), Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th ed., 2005. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, ISBN: 0721601871.

Sadock, B.J., Sadock,  V.A., Kaplan & Sadock’s Concise Textbook of Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd ed., 2004.  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.  ISBN: 0781750334.

Recommended Textbooks

B.G. Katzung, Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 10th edition (2007, ISBN: 978-0-07-145153-6) or 11th edition (2009, ISBN: 978-0-07-160405-5), McGraw-Hill Lange.  Chapters from this pharmacology text will be referred to as an optional resource in association with pharmacology lectures that occur throughout Year-2 of the curriculum.  The texts can be accessed on-line through the HSC Library  Click Online Books.  Click “B” and then find Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and click the link by the title.  *Note: the 11th edition has just been released.  It has color figures instead of B&W and is published in a larger format (8.5”x10.5”).

MSCI-6020 - Multisystem Disorders

Several texts are used in multiple blocks and may have been required for Block 1, Year 2


Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC (editors), Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 8th ed., 2010. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, ISBN: 978-1-4160-3121-5.

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N (editors), Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 7th ed., 2005. Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, ISBN: 0721601871. (free online through TTUHSC library)

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Mitchell RN (editors), Basic Pathology, 8th ed. 2007. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, ISBN: 978-1-4160-2973-1

Greenberg RS, Daniels SR, Flanders WD, et al., Medical Epidemiology, 4th ed., 2005. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0071416374.  McGrawHill Access Medicine (free online through TTUHSC library)

Andreoli TE, Carpenter CCJ., Griggs RC, Benjamin IJ (editors), Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine, 7th ed. 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4160-2933-5

Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed. 2008. Comprehensive version; definitive, unbiased, evidence-based guidance on every medical condition. (free online through TTUHSC library) Elsevier

Highly Recommended

Katzung BG, editor: Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 10th ed. 2007.  McGraw-Hill Medical Access Medicine (free online through the TTUHSC library); highly recommended


Klatt EC, Kumar V, Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathaology, 2nd ed. 2005. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, ISBN: 0-7216-0194-4; softbound; USMLE format questions; highly recommended.

Nath SK, Revankar SG, Problem-Based Microbiology, 2006. Saunders, Elsevier, Philadelphia, ISBN: 978-0-7216-0630-9.  91 case studies covering all aspects of microbiology; a system-based review of microbiology; appendices covering concepts of pathogenic organisms (viruses, bacteria, and fungi and parasites), diagnostic methods, and antimicrobial therapy. USMLE-style practice questions

MSCI-6030 - Systems Disorders 1






MSCI-6040 - Systems Disorders 2 and Life Span Issues


MSCI-6080 - Early Clinical Experience II


Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 10th Edition

How to be a Truly Excellent Junior Medical Student, 6th Edition