Anatomy & Physiology Essentials provides a solid introduction to human anatomy and physiology, providing a comprehensive basis for students exploring many different career opportunities within the healthcare industry. Starting with the fundamental units from which the human body is built, the content builds to include all of the individual body systems, with an emphasis on terminology as well as structure and function. Attention is also given to diseases, disorders, and conditions that may affect each body system. Rigorous and thorough, this one-semester text delivers a comprehensive introduction to A&P without being unnecessarily complex. The accompanying Study Guide is available in print or digital format. Resources for the instructor include lesson plans, chapter reviews and quizzes, presentations for PowerPoint®, and assessment software with question banks.
1. Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2. Molecules and Cells 3. Body Tissues 4. Membranes and the Integumentary System 5. The Skeletal System 6. The Muscular System 7. The Nervous System 8. The Sensory Systems 9. The Endocrine System 10. The Respiratory System 11. The Blood 12. The Cardiovascular System 13. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems 14. The Digestive System and Metabolism 15. The Urinary System 16. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems Appendix A Metric-English Conversion Factors Appendix B Anatomy and Physiology Word Elements Appendix C Common Medical Abbreviations Glossary Index
Susan J. Hall - is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware. She is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the AAHPERD Research Consortium, and she has served as President of the Biomechanics Academy of AAHPERD, President of the AAHPERD Research Consortium, and Vice President of the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also the author of several successful textbooks and has served on several journal editorial boards. After graduating from Duke University, she began her career as a high school biology teacher. She earned a master's degree from Texas Woman's University and a PhD from Washington State University. She has been teaching at the college level for more than 30 years and served for many years as a department chair and deputy dean.
Michelle A. Provost-Craig - is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in physiology, clinical exercise physiology, and electrocardiogram interpretation for more than 20 years. She is the recipient of the University's most prestigious awards for Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Advising and Mentoring. She also received a University grant from the Center for Teaching Effectiveness to develop innovative approaches to teaching anatomy and physiology to college students. At the University of Delaware, she served as the graduate coordinator of the Masters in Exercise Science program and was the founder of their Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Dr. Provost-Craig has served in numerous leadership roles for the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) and has performed physiological assessments of national and international elite ice figure skaters. She was the Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Regional American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has participated in several ACSM committees. Dr. Provost-Craig earned a Master's degree from the University of Delaware and a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland.
William C. Rose - is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, where he has taught anatomy and physiology for 20 years. He is a member of the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine. He is the author of textbook chapters and research articles in the fields of cardiovascular physiology and biomechanics. He has served as a grant proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation and as a manuscript reviewer for scientific journals such as Circulation and the American Journal of Physiology. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in physics, Rose earned a PhD in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he worked in research and development for the DuPont Company before joining the University of Delaware.