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Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine

Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine (Hardback, 3rd Revised edition)

Edited by Armstrong, Neil
Edited by Mechelen, Willem van

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An evidence-based text covering the key aspects of paediatric sport, health and exercise science and medicine. Designed to challenge and support, this fully updated textbook presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible manner.

ISBN 9780198757672
Barcode 9780198757672
Published 13 July 2017 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
Series Oxford Textbook
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ISBN-13 9780198757672
ISBN-10 0198757670
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Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 13 July 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) Edited by Armstrong, Neil
Edited by Mechelen, Willem van
Series Oxford Textbook
Category Paediatric Medicine
Sports Injuries & Medicine
Number of Pages 712
Dimensions Width: 228mm
Height: 281mm
Spine: 34mm
Weight 1,974g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pediatric sports medicine, Physical fitness for children
NBS Text Clinical Medicine: Professional
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 617.1027083
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

Now consisting of fifty innovative chapters authored by internationally recognised scientists and clinicians, the extensively revised third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine is the fundamental reference work on paediatric exercise medicine and sport science. Using a scientific evidence-based approach and new insights into understanding the exercising child and adolescent, this title covers a complex and rapidly evolving field. Designed to inform, challenge and support all involved in the study and treatment of the exercising child and adolescent, the Oxford Textbook of Children's Sport and Exercise Medicine presents complex scientific and medical material in an accessible and understandable manner. With extensive sections on Exercise Science, Exercise Medicine, Sport Science and Sport Medicine, chapters comprehensively cover training, physical activity in relation to health issues, the physiology of the young athlete and injury using the research and practical experience of a renowned author team. Fully illustrated and extensively revised, new topics and fully updated material complement the state-of-the-art approach of previous editions. With an increased focus on molecular exercise physiology, close to 75% of the content found in this edition is new material, reflecting the many advances and developments across this discipline.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Review from previous edition ...it is great to have all key topics located in one reference guide. It will be particularly useful for those requiring a recent review of the evidence base from which to base the updating of clinical practice or further research. British Journal of Hospital Medicine ...a first-rate reference source for researcher and field workers to support and challenge them in developmental pediatric exercise science and medicine. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine ...the editors have more than adequately achieved their objectives, succeeding in presenting complex scientific material in an accessible way for research scientists and medical practitioners...Truly a comprehensive reference work and a must have text for all scientists involved in exercise research and all clinicians caring for children and adolescents participating in physical activity, exercise, or sport. Dr D Patel, Kalamazoo Centre for Medical Studies
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Neil Armstrong is Professor of Paediatric Physiology at the University of Exeter. He was Head of the School of Postgraduate Medicine before establishing the School of Sport and Health Sciences and serving as its Founding Head. Neil has authored and edited 16 books and published over 300 papers and book chapters on paediatric physiology, and his research has featured internationally in around 300 television and radio programmes, including Panorama and Dispatches. Neil's research also won the first Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. Neil chaired the Sport Science and Sport-Related Studies Panel in the first two UK Research Assessment Exercises (now the Research Excellence Framework). He is a former Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and a former President of the Physical Education Association of the United Kingdom (PEAUK). Willem van Mechelen is Head of the Department of Public and Occupational Health at the VU University Medical Centre and Co-Director of the EMGO+ Institute of VU University Medical Centre. He is also the Chairman of the research centre Body@Work. Having previously worked as a high school physical education teacher, he began his academic career at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. He has a PhD in Human Movement Sciences, and is now a professor of Occupational and Sports Medicine at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam.

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