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UCL researcher wins BMA book award

11 September 2009

Heart Sounds Made Easy

The second edition of ‘Heart Sounds Made Easy’ (co-authored by UCL’s Dr Terence Leung) has won the Student Textbook Award in the 2009 BMA Medical Book Awards.

The title covers cardiac auscultation and features an interactive CD of heart sounds recorded from actual patients so that users can correctly identify the sounds in all phases of the cardiac cycle. Six other medical books written by UCL/UCLH academics across six subject categories were also honoured in the ceremony on 8 September 2009.

Dr Terence Leung is Senior Research Fellow for the Biomedical Optics Research Laboratory within UCL’s Medical Physics & Bioengineering department.

UCL Medical Physics and Bioengineering department is one of the largest in the UK and has close links to several major teaching hospitals as well as excellent academic research. Identifying new technologies and methods for diagnosing, treating and managing diseases is vital to human wellbeing. Departmental research includes medical imaging, physiological monitoring, and the development of implanted devices.

The annual BMA Medical book competition was launched in 1996 to encourage and reward excellence in medical publishing. It is administered by the Library for the Board of Science.

 

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