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Overview

This engaging, conversational book introduces all the anatomy, physiology, and pathology concepts that students must master to succeed in the health professions. ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, & DISEASE: AN INTERACTIVE JOURNEY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS, 2/e is designed to promote true understanding, not mere memorization, and to help students make the lasting connections they need to thrive as practitioners. Throughout, well-placed "Pathology Connections" sections tightly link A&P concepts to pathologic processes. Analogies help students compare the human body to objects and processes they already understand, and illustrations and visual features support the visual learning style many of them prefer. This edition adds new web-based animations, videos, and interactive exercises to its fully integrated website. It also offers an easier-to-navigate text design; enriched illustrations and new photographs; and a new chapter on biochemistry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132865661
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 337,407
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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.

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomy, Physiology and Disease: Learning the Language

2. The Human Body: Reading the Map

3. Biochemistry: The 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: The Body’s Control Center

10. The Endocrine System: The Body’s Other Control Center

11. The Senses: The Sights and Sounds

12. The Cardiovascular System: Transport and Supply

13. The Respiratory System: It’s a Gas

14. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems: Your Defense Systems

15. The Gastrointestinal System: Fuel for the Trip

16. The Urinary System: Filtration and Fluid Balance

17. The Reproductive System: Replacement and Repair

18. Basic Diagnostic Tests: Assessing the Systems

19. The Journey’s End: Now What? The Study Success Companion: The Key to Your Successful Journey

Appendix A: Medical Terminology Word Parts and Singular and Plural Endings

Appendix B: Clinical Abbreviations and “Do Not Use” List

Appendix C: Infectious Diseases and Their Pathogens

Appendix D: Laboratory Reference Values

Appendix E: Multi-System Effects of Various Diseases and Conditions

Appendix F: Vitamins and Minerals: Sources, Functions and Effects of Deficiency and Toxicity

Appendix G: Standard and Transmission Based Precautions

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