Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology available in Hardcover
INTRODUCTION TO ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY covers the fundamentals. It requires no prior biology or chemistry knowledge. In addition this book exposes learners to the fundamentals of the human body and how it functions, specifically focusing on how body systems work together to promote homeostasis. Each body system chapter is self-contained and can be studied in any order preferred. Extensive coverage of diseases highlights common disorders that affect the body throughout the life span. Case Studies and Career Focus features help learners apply knowledge and consider careers for which an understanding of Anatomy and Physiology is essential (crime scene investigators, toxicologists, estheticians, medical animation specialists, food safety specialists, health care, etc.). Concept Maps illustrate how structure relates to function and Body Systems Working Together to Maintain Homeostasis show learners how the entire body works as a whole. Essential laboratory exercises included at the end of each chapter provide hands-on lab experience, without the need for a separate lab manual. Key terms with phonetic pronunciations help build vocabulary. The CD-ROM that accompanies the book engages learners through interactive activities, quizzes and animations.
About the Author
Donald C. Rizzo is professor emeritus at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, where he taught Human Anatomy and Physiology and Medical Terminology. He also taught Biology II: The Unity and Diversity of Life, Principles of Biology, Parasitology, Zoology, and Botany. He conducted biological fieldwork around the globe. Dr. Rizzo began his teaching career at Marygrove College in 1974 and served as chairperson of the Science and Mathematics department from 1975--2006. His numerous awards include the 2010 Marygrove College Presidential Award for Service, the 2009 Marygrove College Presidential Award for Scholarship, 2006 Marygrove College Presidential Award for Teaching, 1992 Marygrove College Teacher Scholar Award and the 1990 Sears Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award. Dr. Rizzo has published in the JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY and coauthored a computerized test bank for medical terminology. Along with two colleagues, he has presented at national and international conferences on the interdisciplinary service learning course "HIV/AIDS: Its Biological and Social Impact." In addition, he incorporates service learning into all the courses he teaches. Dr. Rizzo received his B.A. in biology and education in 1968 from Boston State College (now the University of Massachusetts at Boston), his M.S. in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1973 from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Table of Contents
1. The Human Body. 2. The Chemistry of Life. 3. Cell Structure. 4. Cellular Metabolism and Reproduction: Mitosis and Meiosis. 5. Tissues. 6. The Integumentary System. 7. The Skeletal System. 8. The Articular System. 9. The Muscular System. 10. The Nervous System: Introduction, Spinal Cord and Spinal Nerves. 11. The Nervous System: The Brain, Cranial Nerves, Autonomic Nervous System and the Special Senses. 12. The Endocrine System. 13. The Blood. 14. The Cardiovascular System. 15. The Lymphatic System. 16. Nutrition and the Digestive System. 17. The Respiratory System. 18. The Urinary System. 19. The Reproductive System.