Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professionals

Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Professionals

by Jr. Jassin M. Jouria


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Anatomy and Physiology is effectively a broad introductory course that requires the student to devote an enormous amount of effort to understand it on even a basic level. While this necessitates time, it can be streamlined in the early stages of one’s learning so that the student may understand why he or she is required to invest such a large amount of time into learning - Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology is the textbook that accomplishes this.

Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology is a book that combines both areas of knowledge for a full comprehension of the human body. It is targeted to healthcare students in need of a better understanding of human physiology to combine with their clinical training. The main objective of this book is to elucidate the organization and functioning of the major organs and systems with an emphasis on the applications of this knowledge on the daily clinical routine.

One of the main differences of this textbook that sets it apart from others is that it not only provides the information: it also contextualizes it. Every chapter starts introducing a case study that is related to the content that is going to be approached. At the end of the chapter, there is the conclusion of each case study, which presents the final diagnosis showing every step of the process. This context is essential so that, when the student faces this situation in the real-life clinic he or she will be able to deal with it efficiently. Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology also has sections of questions to practice the knowledge that was obtained during the chapter, and the answers to each question are explained so no doubts remain after studying. All of this means that Clinical Applications of Human Anatomy & Physiology is a fully rounded book that combines information and practical applications, as well as questions that help the student to understand and retain all the information in a very efficient and effective way. This book has all the information you need to get started on your journey to learning about the human body.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627346474
Publication date: 07/02/2018
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jassin Jouria is a practicing Emergency Medicine Physician who specializes in resuscitation of critical patients. The majority of his clinical work is at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Greensburg, Indiana. His interests include Pre-Hospital Medicine, Disaster Medicine, State and Federal disaster response and preparation, as well as international disaster aid. Future work is anticipated to include development of Continuing Education curricula for Pre-Hospital/EMS quality control, delivery of care, and patient satisfaction. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King's County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

Table of Contents




1 Overview of Human

Anatomy and Physiology 1

Introduction 2

Characteristics of Living

Organisms 3

Organization of the Human Body 6

Organ Systems Overview 8

Anatomical Terminology 17

Types of Movement 21

Conclusion 23

Questions 24

References 25

2 Cytology 27

Introduction 28

About the Cell 28

The Cell Nucleus 37

Characteristics of all Cells 38

Abnormal Cell Division 42

Different Types of Cancer 43

How do Cells Function? 45

Conclusion 47

Questions 48

References 49

Integumentary System 51

Introduction 52

What is the Function

of the Skin? 53

Skin Structure 55

Your Sweat Glands 58

Hair and Fingernails 59

Fingernails and Toenails 62

Regulation of Body Temperature 62

Common Skin Conditions 64

Common Causes

of Skin Problems 66

Conclusion 69

Questions 71

References 72

4 The Skeletal System 75

Introduction 76

Functions of the Skeletal System 77

Classification of Bones 77

Bone Histology 78

Bone Development, Growth, and Aging 80

Divisions of the Skeleton 81

Axial Skeleton 81

Cranial Bones 82

The Thoracic Cage 85

The Vertebral Colum 86

Appendicular Skeleton 89

Integration Between the Skeletal

and Other Organ Systems 95

Conclusion 97

Questions 98

References 99

5 The Muscular System 101

Introduction 102

What is Muscle? 103

Functioning Characteristics of Muscle 106

Types of Contractions 108

Muscle Metabolism 109

Muscle and Joints Working Together 111

Joints and Joint Function 115

Muscles and Anatomical Foundations 117

Conclusion 120

Questions 121

References 123

6 The Cardiovascular System 125

Introduction 126

Location, Size, and Position 126

Anatomy of the Heart 129

Blood Flow 132

The cardiac cycle 141

Conclusion 144

Questions 145

References 147

7 The Hematological System 149

Introduction 150

Blood Vessels 150

Blood 153

Blood Vessel Pathways 157

Blood Pressure and Flow 158

Coagulation 162

Blood Forming Organs and their Function 166

Overview of Common Blood Disorders 169

Conclusion 172

Questions 172

References 174

The Lymph atic and Immune

Systems 177

Introduction 178

Overview of the Lymph System 178

Function of Lymph Vessels 180

Lymph Organs 184

Overview of the Immune System 186

Common Autoimmune Diseases

and Treatments 194

Conclusion 197

Questions 198

References 200

9 The Respiratory System 201

Introduction 202

Anatomy of the Respiratory System 202

Respiratory Circulation 209

Gas Exchange 211

Common Respiratory Conditions

and Treatments 217

Conclusion 219

Questions 220

References 221

10 The Digestive System 223

Introduction 224

Digestive System Anatomical Overview 225

Digestive Activity – Stages of Peristalsis 231

The Alimentary Canal 233

Enteric Nervous System/Functions 235

The Liver 236

Physiologic Changes of the Digestive

System 238

Conclusion 240

Questions 241

References 242

11 Nutrition and Metabolism 243

Introduction 244

Nutrition Basics 246

The Importance of Protein 254

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