Human Physiology / Edition 1

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A colorful, highly illustrated textbook of human physiology aimed at medical and allied health students. Organized by systems, in line with the traditional way of teaching physiology followed in most courses, the book offers additional features that make it attractive to today's lecturers and students. The text is succinct, with emphasis on core knowledge, there are clinical application boxes throughout, and each section contains examples of applied physiology, to show how systems interact and are dependent on each other. There are also multiple choice questions (MCQs), with answers, at the end of each section.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The comprehensive treatment given to all areas of medical physiology in this book makes it a good reference material for doctors and other health professional. Indeed, Human Physiology is a medical physiology textbook, which both students and instructors have been waitning for." Luke O.Nwoye, Mohammad Dallak, Department of Physiology, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Medical Journal, October 2003
to provide an ‘accurate base of factual knowledge and understanding' of human physiology, particularly for students being taught with a problem-solving approach.
This is a good book for first and second year medical students who are breaching the main systems of the human body, covered in the text, for the first time. This book would be useful during many of the Second year Problem Based Learning sessions. As the book suggests, it is useful for answering many Learning Issues that arise from the problem-solving approach of the current curriculum." Lecturer, University of Adelaide, Ramsay Group Medical Books, January 2002
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Robert W. Teel, PhD (Loma Linda University)
Description: This basic physiology book covers the systems appropriately at the level for which it was intended. The book is highly readable, nicely illustrated, and as current as a book of this kind can be. Clinical applications of physiology are included, which makes the bookmore appealing.
Purpose: The authors have attempted to construct a readable, reliable physiology book for students in medical science programs who may not have had prior exposure to the subject of physiology. The book is designed to provideadequate background in physiology that students can build upon and to be used as a reference in the future. These are notable and worthwhile objectives and the authors have basically achieved them in the preparation of the book.
Audience: The book is basic and yet thorough enough to provide a fundamental background in physiology in a number of settings at the undergraduate level. The primary target for the book is students in health sciences with a limited exposure to the subject. The authors make this claim and I would agree.
Features: The book covers the systems of the human body at an appropriate level of detail. The summary boxes are highly visible and the insertion of clinical examples is conducive to the learning of the concepts. Flow diagrams are appropriately constructed where applicable. The artwork is highly appealing. The color coding of the pages makes the book more user friendly. The greatest shortcoming is the lack of references, making the book have to stand on its own and limiting the ability of the student to seek out more detailed information from notable sources.
Assessment: This basic physiology book is useful in certain academic settings, but lacks the depth and authoritativeness that physiology books must have for graduate studies and medical school. It is, nonetheless, a user friendly physiology book with illustrations and other helps that make it fun to use. There are many physiology books available at differentlevels. The text by Berne and Levy, Principles of Physiology, 3rd edition (Mosby, 2000) is more academic and has clinical case scenarios for application as well as more extensive references.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443045592
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/24/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 986
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

The cell and its membrane
Neurological communication and control
Special senses and higher function
The endocrine system
The cardiovascular system
The respiratory system
The renal system
The gastrointestinal system
The reproductive system and neonatal physiology

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