Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology covers all body systems using a student-friendly writing style that makes complex subjects easier to understand. Chapter information is divided into lessons, providing content in a more manageable format for the student. An abundance of study aids, such as learning objectives, lesson summaries, vocabulary-building exercises, hands-on activities, real-world applications, and extensive assessment opportunities increase students' ability to succeed in this challenging course.
Detailed medical art brings the subject matter to life.
Prominent vocabulary features help students master challenging medical terminology.
Teacher-developed activities and assessments provide effective learning opportunities.
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Table of Contents
1. Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology 2. Cells and Tissues 3. Membranes and the Integumentary System 4. The Skeletal System 5. The Muscular System 6. The Nervous System 7. The Sensory Systems 8. The Endocrine System 9. The Respiratory System 10. The Blood 11. The Cardiovascular System 12. The Lymphatic and Immune Systems 13. The Digestive System and Nutrition 14. The Urinary System 15. The Male and Female Reproductive Systems
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.