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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 four books, written several articles, and given over 175 invited lectures and workshops at both the regional and national level. 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 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 and hospital policy 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 fifteen 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
Chapter 1 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology: Learning the Language
Chapter 2 The Human Body: Reading the Map
Chapter 3 Biochemistry: The Basic Ingredients of Life
Chapter 4 The Cells: The Raw Materials and Building Blocks
Chapter 5 Tissues and Systems: The Inside Story
Chapter 6 The Skeletal System: The Framework
Chapter 7 The Muscular System: Movement for the Journey
Chapter 8 The Integumentary System: The Protective Covering
Chapter 9 The Nervous System (Part I): The Information Super Highway
Chapter 10 The Nervous System (Part II): The Traffic Control Center
Chapter 11 The Senses: The Sights and Sounds
Chapter 12 The Endocrine System: The Body’s Other Control System
Chapter 13 The Cardiovascular System: Transport and Supply
Chapter 14 The Respiratory System: It’s a Gas
Chapter 15 The Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Your Defense Systems
Chapter 16 The Gastrointestinal System: Fuel for the Trip
Chapter 17 The Urinary System: Filtration and Fluid Balance
Chapter 18 The Reproductive System: Replacement and Repair
Chapter 19 The Journey’s End: Now What?
The Study Success Companion: The Key to Your Successful Journey
Appendix B: Medical Terminology,Word Parts, and Singular and Plural Endings A-8
Appendix C: Clinical Abbreviations A-16
Appendix D: Laboratory Reference Values A-25