Clinical Anatomy: A Case Study Approach: A Case Study Approach [NOOK Book]



Filled with 50 cases that consider 130 possible diagnoses, and more than 250 illustrations, this concise, highly accessible book is a must for medical students and professionals preparing for their courses, boards, and practice. With each chapter, you will gain insight into the fundamentals of human anatomy and--just as importantly--its ...

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Clinical Anatomy: A Case Study Approach: A Case Study Approach

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Filled with 50 cases that consider 130 possible diagnoses, and more than 250 illustrations, this concise, highly accessible book is a must for medical students and professionals preparing for their courses, boards, and practice. With each chapter, you will gain insight into the fundamentals of human anatomy and--just as importantly--its relevance to actual clinical practice. Clinical Anatomy features an intuitive body region organization, which is consistent with the common instructional approach of medical gross anatomy courses. No other guide offers you the opportunity to interact with clinical conditions on a level that so closely approximates clinical practice.


  • A rigorous, case-based approach helps you master the basics of anatomy and apply what you have learned to real-world clinical scenarios

  • 50 clinical cases include the patient complaint, relevant findings of the physical examination, and the signs and symptoms of related clinical problems

  • M ore than 250 full-color ANATOMIC AL AND CLINICAL images

  • Definitions of clinical terms presented WITH each cASE

  • Instructive overview of the nervous system in the first chapter

  • Logical body region organization

  • Chapter-ending USMLE-type (clinical-vignette) review questions

  • Helpful appendices feature a comprehensive list of clinical terms (referenced by case) and explanations of the correct answers for the review questions

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Sandra E. Inouye, PhD (Midwestern University)
Description: In a departure from traditional anatomy books, this book presents clinical anatomy using a case study approach. Responding to the changes in medical licensing examinations, it attempts to help prepare medical students for a more critical thinking approach to anatomy rather than presenting numerous facts and details for memorization.
Purpose: Anatomy has traditionally been taught in medical schools largely based on memorization. However, medical education curricula have been trending towards more incorporation of clinical medicine into the first two years of medical school. At the same time, the licensing examinations are becoming more clinically based, problem-solving exercises rather than mere recognition of facts. This book attempts to address these changes in education and licensing examinations by presenting anatomy in a clinical case study format.
Audience: The level of detail and cases that it covers makes it an appropriate study aid for first-year medical students.
Features: The book is regionally organized, with each chapter uniquely composed of a series of clinical topic subsections. All subsections start with a case presentation to frame the importance of the clinical topic. Each subsection covers some basic anatomy, contains a clinical reasoning section, and a diagnosis section. There are numerous tables, medical images, and schematic diagrams throughout each chapter. Clinical notes appear throughout each subsection and the review questions at the end of each chapter are written in a format similar to licensing examinations. The organization of basic anatomy around clinical topics feels a bit disorienting at times. When general anatomy is introduced and spread out over many clinical topics, it may lead to a feeling that the overall picture of the area is somewhat lost. On the other hand, learning how to think about anatomy in the context of relevant clinical topics is valuable and the ultimate goal of learning anatomy.
Assessment: This is a good addition to the anatomy books for medical students. The case study approach makes it more unique, but since it is organized around a series of cases and the anatomy is fairly basic, it feels more like an adjunct book to be used along with more detailed anatomy books such as Clinically Oriented Anatomy, 7th edition, Moore et al. (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014). It is a very good book to help teach medical students clinical reasoning skills, but the lack of more detailed anatomical descriptions and figures limits its use to first-year medical students or undergraduate students in other healthcare professions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071813310
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 6/20/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 608
  • File size: 71 MB
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Meet the Author

Author team has created the top selling anatomy/physiology digital Higher Education product, called Anatomy & Physiology Revealed.

Mark Hankin received a BA in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Developmental Genetics and Anatomy from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Anatomy Programs at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in Rochester Michigan. Dr. Hankin teaches gross anatomy and embryology in undergvraduate medical, graduate medical, and allied health programs.

Carol Bennett-Clarke received a BS in Biology from Denison University, Ohio and Ms and Ph.D. degrees in Anatomy from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Denistry. She is Professor of Neurosciences and Associate Dean for the Pre-Clinical Medical Education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. Dr. Bennett-Clarke teaches gross anatomy and neuroscience to medical and allied health students.

Dennis E. Morse received a BS in Biology from Hastings College (NE) and MS and PhD degrees in Anatomy from the University of North Dakoka. He is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy at the University of Toledo,College of Medicine and Life Sciences where he taught gross anatomy for medical and allied health students. He is currently Visiting Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

1. Anatomical Concepts and Information

2. Thorax

3. Abdomen

4. pelvis

5. Perineum

6. Neck

7. Head

8. Back

9. Upper Limb

10. Lower Limb

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