Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/31/2014
  • Publisher: Pearson

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For courses in Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions.

Understanding The Human Form
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals: An Interactive Journey is a hands-on study companion that guides nursing and allied health students through the systems of the human body. The volume employs a conversational tone and light humor to stimulate learning, rather than a mass memorization of facts. The enhanced Third Edition is a visually appealing guide to the human body attractive to today’s students of all learning styles.

The Study Success Companion, found in the back of the volume, is a support cushion of study skills and stress management tips to guide students through this interactive learning process. Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals provides gripping insight into the fascinating systems of the human body, enforcing the long-term retention students need to thrive as health professionals.

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Author Biography

Bruce Colbert is the Director of the Allied Health Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He holds a master’s in health education and administration, has authored nine books, has written several articles, and has given over 250 invited lectures and workshops at both the regional and national levels. Many of his workshops provide teacher training involving techniques to make the health sciences engaging and relevant to today’s students. In addition, he does workshops on developing effective critical and creative thinking, stress and time management, and study skills. He is an avid basketball player, even after three knee surgeries, which may indicate that he has some learning difficulties.

Jeff Ankney is the Director of Clinical Education for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Respiratory Care program, where he is responsible for the development and evaluation of hospital clinical sites. In the past, Jeff has served as a public school teacher, Assistant Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, Program Coordinator of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and a member of hospital utilization review, hospital policy, strategic planning and patient safety committees. He is a consultant on hospital management and pulmonary rehabilitation concerns. Jeff was also the recipient of the American Cancer Society Public Education Award. He is a pretty fair fly fisherman and wing shot, although his springer spaniel, Rusty, would probably disagree.

Karen Lee is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where she teaches all the anatomy courses, including anatomy and physiology for nursing and allied health students. She presents regularly at scientific conferences and has published several articles on crustacean physiology and behavior. An active member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, she is also the chair of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s annual undergraduate symposium. For the last 17 years she has sung bass in women’s barbershop choruses and quartets and more recently has been harmonizing with any singer or guitar player who will let her near the microphone.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
  2. The Human Body: Reading the Map
  3. Biochemistry: The Basic Ingredients of Life
  4. The Cells: The Raw Materials and Building Blocks
  5. Tissues and Systems: The Inside Story
  6. The Skeletal System: The Framework
  7. The Muscular System: Movement for the Journey
  8. The Integumentary System: The Protective Covering
  9. The Nervous System (Part I): The Information Super Highway
  10. The Nervous System (Part II): The Traffic Control Center
  11. The Senses: The Sights and Sounds
  12. The Endocrine System: The Body’s Other Control System
  13. The Cardiovascular System: Transport and Supply
  14. The Respiratory System: It’s a Gas
  15. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Your Defense
  16. The Gastrointestinal System: Fuel for the Trip
  17. The Urinary System: Filtration and Fluid Balance
  18. The Reproductive System: Replacement and Repair
  19. The Journey’s End: Now What?

Appendix A Answers to Test Your Knowledge
Appendix B Medical Terminology, Word Parts, and Singular and Plural Endings
Appendix C Clinical Abbreviations
Appendix D Laboratory Reference Values
Appendix E: Minerals and Vitamins: Sources, Functions, and Effects of Deficiency and Toxicity

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