Anatomy at a Glance

Anatomy at a Glance

by Omar Faiz, Simon Blackburn, David Moffat
     
 

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Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, this new edition provides an accessible introduction and revision aid for medical, nursing and all health sciences students. Thoroughly updated and now fully supported by a set of web-based flashcards, Anatomy at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of anatomy toSee more details below

Overview

Following the familiar, easy-to-use at a Glance format, and in full-colour, this new edition provides an accessible introduction and revision aid for medical, nursing and all health sciences students. Thoroughly updated and now fully supported by a set of web-based flashcards, Anatomy at a Glance provides a user-friendly overview of anatomy to encapsulate all that the student needs to know.

Anatomy at a Glance:

  • Addresses the basic concepts of anatomy in an highly visual, easy-to-remember way
  • Features two new chapters outlining anatomical terminology and basic embryology
  • Includes more coverage of imaging techniques such as CT and MRI
  • Offers free online flashcards for self-assessment and revision at wiley.com/go/anatomyataglance

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Editorial Reviews

Designed to conform to the latest guidelines for medical school anatomy courses, this text follows the double-page format of the series, with each topic presented through key facts and accompanied by color line drawings and radiographs. Content is both systematic and regional, so that the complete courses of major nerves and blood vessels are described as well as their regional relationships. Clinical notes are also included. The book can be used as a primary or supplemental text in a lecture-based course, or for exam preparation. Faiz is a specialist registrar in general surgery. Moffat is emeritus professor of anatomy of the University of Cardiff. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Sandra E. Inouye, PhD (Midwestern University)
Description: This is an illustrated synopsis of human gross anatomy, as the title implies. It is arranged in short chapters to facilitate a quick review of gross anatomy "accomplished in 176 pages" and follows the standard format of the At a Glance series.
Purpose: The authors have designed the book to correlate with the purported changes in anatomical studies. They claim that students of anatomy now only need to know the basic essentials of anatomy with particular emphasis on their clinical relevance. To match this statement, the authors have written a book that they hope provides "rapid revision without any frills." Although I do not fully agree with their statement concerning anatomical studies, I acknowledge that there is a need for textbooks to match those anatomy courses that have moved in this particular, abbreviated direction. This book is clearly designed for this purpose, with brief text chapters of basic anatomy accompanied by simple and comprehensible illustrations on the facing page.
Audience: The authors designed the book to target medical students who have taken gross anatomy and need a brief review. It is certainly an appropriate anatomy review for not only medical students, but also graduate students in other health science programs, such as physician assistant, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
Features: The book very briefly covers the major regions of gross anatomy. Written in note format, it is designed to allow the reader to quickly peruse the section. The brevity of the text plainly indicates that it is designed to reinforce a student's basic knowledge of anatomy. For example, the section on the spine and spinal cord is covered in four pages — two pages of text and two pages of illustrations. The graphics accompanying the text are predominantly schematic, color illustrations, with a few radiographs interspersed throughout the book. The illustrations are clear, uncluttered, and designed to illustrate a few key points. A useful muscle index is included that allows the reader to quickly look up the origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply of a muscle.
Assessment: This is an appropriate book for all health sciences students who wish to quickly review anatomy. It is undoubtedly designed for those readers who already have a good knowledge of gross anatomy. Because of its succinct nature, not all of the information is graphically illustrated or presented in much detail. Obviously, most of the book is a reminder to the reader about some information that they already know. Although it is an appropriate book for former students of anatomy, I would not recommend it for those students currently taking gross anatomy.
From the Publisher
"Overall this book is very concise and the information used in the book is easily accessible and is an excellent resource for medical students, nurses, allied health professionals: ODPs, physiotherapists and radiographers as well as students studying sport sciences." Journal of Perioperative Practice

"Full of excellent coloured diagrams and clinical correlates of anatomy, it travels tip to toe, swiflty and sweetly." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical Journal, 78:4

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118297100
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Series:
At a Glance , #66
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
File size:
8 MB

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