A sound knowledge of biochemistry is necessary for understanding the pathophysiology of disease, its diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. Since the nursing community works closely in association with clinicians in patient care, it is important for them to be aware of the biochemical aspects of human diseases.
Textbook of Biochemistry for Nurses including nutrition has been designed to cater to the needs of the nursing students. It is an effort to present biochemistry for nurses including certain topics of nutrition in simple and understandable form. This book is useful for first year B.Sc. nursing and PCBSc nursing students and paramedical courses
Ashok Kumar J. :- Ashok Kumar J is Professor and Head, department of biochemistry at A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Kuntikana, Mangalore. He graduated from Govt. Medical College Bellary (presently known as Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences; VIMS) and pursued his post-graduation from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. He started his career as Assistant Professor in Department of Biochemistry, Manipal college of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal. He has been actively involved in teaching biochemistry to the medical and paramedical students for more than a decade.