Why
Visualizing Anatomy and Physiology?
Teaching and learning anatomy and physiology in a one-
semester course poses particular challenges for both
students and professors. The time constraints of one
semester make it difficult to cover the essential material
effectively. This is compounded by the fact that, although
students enter the course with enthusiasm and a will to
succeed in order to move forward in their chosen career
path, many struggle with the complexities of the course
content and the challenges these present.
Visualizing Anatom y and Physiology
is designed
to provide a fresh, visual presentation of the subject,
telling the story of the human body, the interrelatedness
of its structures and functions, and the relevance of
this knowledge to health and disease. Integrated with
WileyPLUS,
it is a combination of a visually powerful
textbook and interactive media that is inviting— not
intimidating—to students who are overwhelmed by other
scientific texts. The pedagogically innovative illustration
program supported by a clear and condensed narrative
highlights the relevance of anatomy and physiology
to a health-related career and engages and motivates
students to study and
learn.
WileyPLUS
effectively
integrates
the
teaching
process
with
the
learning
environment, seamlessly linking classroom presentation,
student activity, and assessment.
Visualizing
Anatom y
and
Physiology
assumes
that students have not previously studied the human
body. Our goal is to provide a basic understanding of
the structure and functions of the human body with an
emphasis on homeostasis. Health and disease topics
are integrated throughout the book and media, and
topics such as wellness, aging, and personal health
choices are discussed within each chapter. Tested and
proven visuals and pedagogy that help students learn
more effectively are used to teach and explain, not just
illustrate. These include A & P
InSight
figures,
Process
Diagrams,
and images and videos from trusted sources
such as the National Geographic Society.
WileyPLUS 5.0
is an innovative, research-based online environment that
integrates relevant resources, including the entire digital
textbook, in an easy-to-navigate framework.
WileyPLUS
engages and excites students about the content and
builds their confidence. Tools for promoting individual
initiative, ways to increase effectiveness, and help in
achieving personal goals are all linked to measurable
outcomes, ensuring that students always know how their
efforts are benefiting them.
Organization
Visualizing Anatom y and Physiology
is organized
into 16 chapters, designed to fit more easily into the
shorter one-semester course. As each chapter unfolds,
the core concepts needed to fully comprehend the
subject matter— homeostasis and the relevance and
results of disruptions to homeostasis, the interrelated-
ness of structure and function, and the development of
critical thinking skills— are highlighted and emphasized.
This emphasis begins with the unique illustrated chapter
openers designed for this book. Each opening spread
eases the student into the chapter's content with an
engaging exploration of a contemporary and recogniz-
able example that illustrates the main concepts explored
in the chapter. As the chapter material progresses, stu-
dents will encounter another unique feature of this text—
What a Health Provider Sees.
Each of these puts the
chapter's topic into the context of real-life situations that
the students moving into allied health careers are likely
to encounter. Partnered with a series of critical thinking
questions, this exciting feature helps students build the
necessary skills to apply their knowledge of anatomy and
physiology to their future careers.
Chapters 1 through 3
establish the groundwork for
understanding the structure and function of each body
system.
Chapter 1
sets the stage with an
overview
of the organization of the human body
and the
introduction
of the major concept of homeostasis.
Chapter
2
provides the
basics
of
introductory
chemistry
in
focused
modules
that minimize the
anxiety many students experience with this foundational
content.
Cells and tissues
are covered in
Chapter 3
.
The outstanding histological micrographs help students
grasp the often challenging material and recognition of
different tissue types and their roles in different organ
systems.
The remaining chapters of the text each focus on a
major organ system of the human body.
Chapter 4
introduces the
integumentary system
and its impor-
tant role in protection and regulation of body tempera-
ture.
Chapters 5 and 6,
the
skeletal and muscular
systems
, introduce students to the many structures
and important functions that enable the support and
movement of the human body. The important regula-
tory systems of the body are introduced in Chapters
7 through 9. Two
chapters, 7 and 8
, are devoted to
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