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For Elaine N. Marieb , taking the student's perspective into account has always been an integral part of her teaching style. Dr. Marieb began her teaching career at Springfield College, where she taught anatomy and physiology to physical education majors. She then joined the faculty of the Biological Science Division of Holyoke Community College after receiving her Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
While teaching at Holyoke Community College, where many of her students were pursuing nursing degrees, she developed a desire to better understand the relationship between the scientific study of the human body and the clinical aspects of the nursing practice. To that end, while continuing to teach full time, Dr. Marieb pursued her nursing education, which culminated in a Master of Science degree with a clinical specialization in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts. It is this experience, along with stories from the field—including those of former students, now in health careers—that has informed the development of the unique perspective and accessibility for which her texts and laboratory manuals are known.
In her ongoing commitment to students and her realization of the challenges they face, Dr. Marieb has given generously to provide opportunities for students to further their education. She contributes to the New Directions, New Careers Program at Holyoke Community College by providing several full-tuition scholarships each year for women returning to college after a hiatus or who are attending college for the first time and would otherwise be unable to continue with their studies without financial support. She funds the E. N. Marieb Science Research Awards at Mount Holyoke College, which promotes research by undergraduate science majors, and generously contributed to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where she provided funding for reconstruction and instrumentation of a cutting-edge cytology research laboratory that bears her name.
In 1994, Dr. Marieb received the Benefactor Award from the National Council for Resource Development, American Association of Community Colleges, which recognizes her ongoing sponsorship of student scholarships, faculty teaching awards, and other academic contributions to Holyoke Community College. In May 2000, the science building at Holyoke Community College was named in her honor.
Additionally, while actively engaged as an author, Dr. Marieb serves as a consultant for the Benjamin Cummings Interactive Physiology¨ CD-ROM series, and is an active member of the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Sigma Xi.
Susan J. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Michigan. She studied the cellular basis of behavior before joining the faculty at Onondaga Community College where she is currently a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research in neurophysiology and training in physiology positioned her to write the original Nervous, Endocrine, and Digestive System modules in the Interactive Physiology® 10-System Suite tutorial program. She has been honored with a NISOD Excellence Award for teaching, and been awarded several grants to develop technological resources for biology at OCC. Dr. Mitchell is a member of the American Physiological Society, National Association of Biology Teachers, National Science Teachers Association, and the Human Anatomy and Physiological Society (HAPS), where she is currently active on the Curriculum and Instruction Committee.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Instructor
A Word to the Student
The Human Body: An Orientation
Exercise 1. The Language of Anatomy
Exercise 2. Organ Systems Overview
The Microscope and Its Uses
Exercise 3. The Microscope
Exercise 4. The Cell–Anatomy and Division
Histology: Basic Tissues of the Body
Exercise 5. Classification of Tissue
The Integumentary System and Body Membranes
Exercise 6. The Integumentary System
Exercise 7. Classification of Body Membranes
The Skeletal System
Exercise 8. Overview of the Skeleton: Classification and Structure of Bones and Cartilages
Exercise 9. The Axial Skeleton
Exercise 10. The Appendicular Skeleton
Exercise 11. The Fetal Skeleton
Exercise 12. Articulations and Body Movements
The Muscular System
Exercise 13. Microscopic Anatomy, Organization, and Classification of Skeletal Muscle
Exercise 14. Gross Anatomy of the Muscular System
The Nervous System
Exercise 15. Histology of Nervous Tissue
Exercise 16. Gross Anatomy of the Brain and Cranial Nerves
Exercise 17. Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and the Autonomic Nervous System
Exercise 18. Special Senses: Vision
Exercise 19. Special Senses: Hearing and Equilibrium
Exercise 20. Special Senses: Olfaction and Taste
The Endocrine System
Exercise 21. Functional Anatomy of the Endocrine Glands
The Circulatory System
Exercise 22. Blood
Exercise 23. Anatomy of the Heart
Exercise 24. Anatomy of the Blood Vessels
Exercise 25. The Lymphatic System
The Respiratory System
Exercise 26. Anatomy of the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
Exercise 27. Anatomy of the Digestive System
The Urinary System
Exercise 28. Anatomy of the Urinary System of the Cat
The Reproductive System
Exercise 29. Anatomy of the Reproductive System
Exercise 30. Surface Anatomy Roundup
Appendix: The Metric System