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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology Principles of Anatomy and Physiology By G. J. Tortora , B. H. Dickinson . Volume 1 Organization, Support and Movement, and Control Systems of the Human Body (ISBN 978‐0‐470‐39495‐3 ); Volume 2 Maintenance and Continuity of the Human Body (ISBN 978‐0‐470‐39234‐8 ) Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons . 2009 . The twelfth edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora and Dickinson has maintained the balance between structure and function of the human body characteristic of previous editions. It emphasizes the correlation between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. This international student edition is published in an easily portable two‐volume set – a welcome change, since students have commented on the weight of earlier editions. Volume one focuses on organization, support and movement, and control systems while volume two embraces maintenance and continuity of the body. In response to feedback from teachers and students, the illustrations within the text are of an even better standard than previous editions, with the re‐development of many of the images depicting the topics that are toughest for students to grasp. Student feedback has also been used extensively in further improving the text. The twelfth edition continues to offer a balanced presentation of content under the umbrella of one unifying theme, homeostasis. Clinically relevant information on the normal state is summarised in clinical connection text boxes, and clinically relevant disorders are grouped in text boxes under the remit of homeostatic imbalances. Extensive e‐learning resources for this text are accessible through the WileyPlus environment by using a registration code that is supplied with the book. This website contains a full e‐text of the book linked to questions, animations and interactions. I was impressed by the online content, especially the podcasts, interactive anatomy activity sheets and practice quizzes. As a lecturer who teaches anatomy alongside physiology in many modules, I appreciate the integrated approach to structure and function that is presented in this book. Currently most degree programmes comprising anatomy and physiology are taught in an integrated manner in tandem with biochemistry, thus a text that presents material in an integrated fashion is to be welcomed by both students and teachers using current curricula. To meet student needs each chapter has been written in a clear, precise manner, with excellent illustrations and online support. However the anatomy atlas that accompanies the text is very limited in its content as it lacks cadaveric images of internal regional anatomy. This atlas is insufficient to meet the needs of any student; medical, nursing or otherwise, therefore I would recommend the use of an additional anatomy atlas with the textbook. Would I recommend this text? The main drawback of an integrated textbook is that it tends not to be as in‐depth as a stand‐alone text focused on a single subject. I would recommend this book as a starter textbook for medical students in the early years of their course, but it should be used in conjunction with more clinically‐focused stand‐alone texts in anatomy and physiology. It is, however, ideal as a core text for students of nursing and other allied health professions for whom anatomy and physiology are covered in a two‐semester course. This book would be a welcome addition to the reading list of any of these programmes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Anatomy Wiley

Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Journal of Anatomy , Volume 217 (5) – Nov 1, 2010

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Wiley
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© 2010 The Author. Journal of Anatomy © 2010 Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
ISSN
0021-8782
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1469-7580
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10.1111/j.1469-7580.2010.01292.x
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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology By G. J. Tortora , B. H. Dickinson . Volume 1 Organization, Support and Movement, and Control Systems of the Human Body (ISBN 978‐0‐470‐39495‐3 ); Volume 2 Maintenance and Continuity of the Human Body (ISBN 978‐0‐470‐39234‐8 ) Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons . 2009 . The twelfth edition of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology by Tortora and Dickinson has maintained the balance between structure and function of the human body characteristic of previous editions. It emphasizes the correlation between normal physiology and pathophysiology, normal anatomy and pathology, and homeostasis and homeostatic imbalances. This international student edition is published in an easily portable two‐volume set – a welcome change, since students have commented on the weight of earlier editions. Volume one focuses on organization, support and movement, and control systems while volume two embraces maintenance and continuity of the body. In response to feedback from teachers and students, the illustrations within the text are of an even better standard than previous editions, with the re‐development of many of the images depicting the topics that are toughest for students to grasp. Student feedback has also been used extensively in further improving the text. The twelfth edition continues to offer a balanced presentation of content under the umbrella of one unifying theme, homeostasis. Clinically relevant information on the normal state is summarised in clinical connection text boxes, and clinically relevant disorders are grouped in text boxes under the remit of homeostatic imbalances. Extensive e‐learning resources for this text are accessible through the WileyPlus environment by using a registration code that is supplied with the book. This website contains a full e‐text of the book linked to questions, animations and interactions. I was impressed by the online content, especially the podcasts, interactive anatomy activity sheets and practice quizzes. As a lecturer who teaches anatomy alongside physiology in many modules, I appreciate the integrated approach to structure and function that is presented in this book. Currently most degree programmes comprising anatomy and physiology are taught in an integrated manner in tandem with biochemistry, thus a text that presents material in an integrated fashion is to be welcomed by both students and teachers using current curricula. To meet student needs each chapter has been written in a clear, precise manner, with excellent illustrations and online support. However the anatomy atlas that accompanies the text is very limited in its content as it lacks cadaveric images of internal regional anatomy. This atlas is insufficient to meet the needs of any student; medical, nursing or otherwise, therefore I would recommend the use of an additional anatomy atlas with the textbook. Would I recommend this text? The main drawback of an integrated textbook is that it tends not to be as in‐depth as a stand‐alone text focused on a single subject. I would recommend this book as a starter textbook for medical students in the early years of their course, but it should be used in conjunction with more clinically‐focused stand‐alone texts in anatomy and physiology. It is, however, ideal as a core text for students of nursing and other allied health professions for whom anatomy and physiology are covered in a two‐semester course. This book would be a welcome addition to the reading list of any of these programmes.

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