An Integrated Approach to Health Sciences: Anatomy and Physiology, Math, Chemistry and Medical Microbiology / Edition 2

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Unlike any other resource on the market, AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO HEALTH SCIENCES, 2E takes an all-in-one approach to preparing learners for careers in the health care industry. The book identifies the four basic building blocks of Health Sciences: anatomy and physiology, math, chemistry, and medical microbiology and then presents them in the context of health professions. Medical terminology and physics concepts are also covered. Rich illustrations, theory, practical applications, and humorous anecdotes all join together to help learners connect with the material as they learn it, fostering increased retention and comprehension. As a result, learners will gain valuable knowledge while also getting access to an insider look at health careers through the book's professional profiles. Exercises and case studies complement the comprehensive coverage and sharpen critical thinking skills, making this a complete package for anyone aiming to develop a foundational knowledge in the health sciences.
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"This is an excellent book. It is written in an engaging and informative style and should be easily understood. It would be an asset to any course and preparation for students interested in health care careers."Ann Leslie Claesson, PhD, BSN, PSP, FACHE, Core Faculty, Capella University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435487642
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Series: New Releases for Health Science Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 763,248
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Colbert is an Associate Professor and Director of the Health care Care Department at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The author of six traditional books, he also developed an interactive worktext and DVD program on student success. He has given more than 200 regional and national lectures and workshops devoted to professional skills, such as stress and time management, enhancing critical and creative thinking, and effective decision making. Mr. Colbert also consults with educational programs to improve teaching effectiveness.
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Table of Contents

Section I: FUNDAMENTALS OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 1. Medical Terminology: The Language of Medicine. 2. Overview of the Human Body. 3. The Raw Materials: Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Systems. 4. The Integumentary System. 5. The Skeletal System. 6. The Muscular System. 7. The Nervous System. 8. The Endocrine System. 9. The Special Senses. 10. The Respiratory System. 11. The Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems. 12. The Gastrointestinal System. 13. The Urinary and Reproductive Systems. Section II: FUNDAMENTALS OF MATHEMATICS. 14. Basic Mathematical Definitions and Fractions. 15. Decimals, Percents, and Ratios. 16. Exponents, Scientific Notation and The Metric System. 17. An Introduction to Algebra. 18. An Introduction to Equations. 19. More Equation Forms. 20. Statistics and Graphs. Section III: CHEMISTRY IN THE HEALTH SCIENCES. 21. Energy and States of Matter. 22. Basic Concepts of Chemistry. 23. Bonding and Chemical Formulas. 24. The Gas Laws. 25. Acids and Bases. 26. Biochemistry. 27. The Amazing Proteins. Section IV: MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY. 28. Introduction to Medical Microbiology. 29. Infection Control. Glossary. Index.
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