Human Form, Human Function

Human Form, Human Function : Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

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Human Form, Human Function is the first essentials level text that seamlessly weaves together form (anatomy) with function (physiology), an approach that caters to how instructors teach and students learn. Authors Tom McConnell and Kerry Hull incorporate real-life case studies as the vehicle for learning how form and function are linked. Through careful organization, thoughtful presentation, and a conversational narrative, the authors have maintained a sharp focus on communication: between body organs and body systems, between artwork and student learning, between content and student comprehension. Each feature reinforces critical thinking and connects anatomy and physiology to the world of health care practice. This original text offers an exceptional student learning experience: an accessible and casual narrative style, dynamic artwork, and a complete suite of ancillaries help build a solid foundation and spark students' enthusiasm for learning the human body.

A companion website will include the full-text online, Podcasts, an online Dissection Atlas, animations, additional review questions, answers to some chapter questions, an online Instructor's Manual, and PowerPoint slides.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 213 x 276 x 35.56mm | 1,905g
  • Philadelphia, United States
  • English
  • North American Edition
  • w. 980 figs.
  • 0781780209
  • 9780781780209
  • 1,546,680

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Form, Function, and Life
Chapter 2: Chemistry in Context: The Molecules of Life
Chapter 3: Cells and Tissues
Chapter 4: Communication: Chemical and Electrical Signaling
Chapter 5: Skin, Membranes and Other Barriers to the Environment
Chapter 6: Bones and Joints
Chapter 7: Muscles
Chapter 8: The Nervous System
Chapter 9: Sensation: The Somatic and Special Senses
Chapter 10: Blood
Chapter 11: The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 12: Immunity and the Lymphatic System
Chapter 13: The Respiratory System
Chapter 14: The Digestive System
Chapter 15: Metabolism and Endocrine Control
Chapter 16: The Urinary System and Body Fluids
Chapter 17: The Reproductive System
Chapter 18: Life
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-- "My overall impression of this chapter, and the text as a whole, is that it presents the necessary and important information in an engaging and accessible form. I find this text to be a quick and easy read...I fully intend to present this text to my colleagues when it is finished as an upgrade to the Marieb text." -- "I wholeheartedly support the integrated approach presented in this text. As an instructor, it is vital to get my students to make connections between various course objectives that may be presented widely apart in the text or during the semester. Additionally, integration encourages higher order thinking skills rather than simple memorization." -- "One of my top three criteria for choosing a text is the writing style. I need it to be conversational, and this most certainly is. In fact, beyond the fact that it is conversational, I absolutely love the way that the author uses analogies and brings every concept down to the most basic level."
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