D. D. CHIRAS:
BRUCE ALBERTS et al
* R, S, HINE & E. A. MARTIN:
KEYNES R. D. & AIDLEY D. J.
* E. LAWRENCE:
BERNARD E. MATTHEWS:
8th Ed. 2007, Brooks/Cole; Thomson
5th Ed. 2005, Jones and Bartlett.
"Essential Cell Biology"
2 nd Ed. 2004, Garland Publishing.
2 nd Ed. 2004, Taylor and Francis.
“ A Dictionary of Biology “
6th Ed. 2008, Oxford University Press,
"Nerve and Muscle"
3rd Ed. 2001, Cambridge University Press.
"Henderson's Dictionary of Biological
14th Ed. 2008, Longman.
“An Introduction to Parasitology"
1998, Cambridge University Press,
R. L. NUSSBAUM et al :
* M. THAIN & M. HICKMAN:
* = one of these.
W. H. FREEMAN &
“Thompson and Thompson Genetics in
7 th Ed. revised 2007, W B Saunders
"The Penguin Dictionary of Biology"
11th Ed. 2004, Penguin.
"An Advanced Atlas of Histology"
( introductory text with good monochrome micrographs; unfortunately this has not
been reprinted but try to find a secondhand copy)
The following is a core text and covers most of the organic chemistry component of the Foundation Year Curriculum.
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry, 6 th Edition, by J. McMurry and E.
Simanek, 2007, Thomson, Brooks/Cole, (ISBN: 0-495-12590-3)
There is a study guide and solutions manual accompanying this textbook that contains all the answers to the problems in the text - ISBN: 0-495-01932-1. This is an optional purchase.
There are numerous other textbooks available for consultation in the library and the following in particular are recommended.
Organic Chemistry, A Short Course, 12 th edition, by Hart, Craine, Hart, Hadad
Houghton Mifflin Company , 2007 (Previous editions of this book, which may be available from past students of the course, are also adequate).
Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry , by John R. Holum,
Sixth Edition, John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Publishers).
Chemistry by R. Chang, Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill (Publishers).
Chemistry. Matter and Its Changes, J.E. Brady, J.W. Russell & J.R. Holum, Third
Edition (© 2000), John Wiley & Sons Inc. (Publishers).
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, International Edition 7e by
Chemical Principles by W. Masterton, E.J. Slowinski and C.L. Stanitski, 6th edition.
General Chemistry by D.A. McQuarrie and P.A. Rock
Basic Inorganic Chemistry by F. A. Cotton and G. Wilkinson
Biochemistry by L. Stryer
It is sufficient to own one good textbook covering a range of general Physics topics at a fairly fundamental/basic level. However, the Physics courses within Foundation Year at
RCSI are very different from the Leaving certificate, IB, or A-level courses in that it emphasizes the medical applications of many of the basic principles, and hence it is essential that students consult textbooks dealing specifically with medical applications.
The lecture notes are based mainly on the following textbooks (although some material may be obtained from other sources);
Physics (3rd edition) by Kane and Sternheim, published by Wiley.
General Physics with Bio-science essays (2nd edition) by Marion and Hornyak
Physics (with health science applications) by Urone
Physics of the Body (2nd edition) by Cameron, Skofronick and Grant (published by
Medical Physics Publishing, 1999)
(Those highlighted in red are particularly good)
There are a range of general textbooks available covering the basic topics in Physics, however they are insufficient on their own . Examples of these are;
Physics (4 th
Edition) by Cutnall and Johnson. Published by Wiley.
Fundamentals of Physics (3 rd
edition) by Halliday and Resnick. Published by
For some of the topics covered in the Physics courses (eye, ear, blood flow, lungs etc) you will need to refer to a basic Physiology textbook (familiarise yourselves with these in the library).