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Human Physiology

Author(s): Cheryl Watson, PhD, Central Connecticut State University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284035179
  • Product With Access Code    294 pages      © 2015
Price: $79.95 US List
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A Hands-On, Student-Friendly Approach to Human Physiology

Human Physiology is a comprehensive text designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and appreciation of the fundamentals of human physiology. Each chapter of this innovative text integrates real-world case studies that allow students to exercise new skills. In addition, two continuing clinical case studies threaded throughout the text support students in understanding the ways in which physiological systems are affected by clinical conditions. The text’s structure encourages students to think in terms of larger structures and mechanisms, develop critical-thinking skills, apply knowledge, and synthesize information, rather than simply memorize facts.

Thorough enough to give students a strong grounding in physiological concepts, but accessible and learner-friendly enough for an introductory text, Human Physiology is ideally suited for single-semester human physiology courses. The text grounds students in cellular communication, the autonomic nervous system, and the endocrine system, giving readers the necessary knowledge base on which to build a critical approach to new and unfamiliar problems. Each chapter pushes students to integrate new knowledge into what they have already learned, increasing learner confidence and concept retention. By helping students master the fundamental physiological mechanisms known today, Human Physiology equips them with the skills to integrate the physiological processes that will be discovered in the future.

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Features & Benefits

  • Provides a framework for understanding the fundamentals of human physiology from protein to organ system, preparing students for advanced physiology, pathophysiology or pharmacology courses
  • Focuses on reiteration of cellular or physical mechanisms in different systems
  • Incorporates material not addressed by other texts, such as mitochondrial function and disorders which cause systemic disease
  • Includes pharmacology case study questions in each chapter to assist future health professionals in transitioning successfully into pharmacological studies
  • A skill- and critical-thinking-based approach encourages student problem-solving and innovative thinking
  • Every new printed copy includes access to the Navigate Companion Website where students will find a wealth of engaging and interactive learning and study tools to help them succeed in their course, including additional case studies on asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that are hosted exclusively on the companion website.
  • Instructor resources include an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint Lecture Outlines, PowerPoint Image Bank, and Test Bank.

Applicable Courses

Written for the one-semester undergraduate human physiology course.  Also serves well as a great overview at the graduate-level.

Chapter 1  Cellular Physiology
Chapter 2  Autonomic Nervous System
Chapter 3  Endocrine Physiology
Chapter 4  Immune System Physiology
Chapter 5  Somatic Nervous System and Special Senses
Chapter 6  Digestive System
Chapter 7  Cardiovascular Physiology
Chapter 8  Respiratory Physiology
Chapter 9  Renal Physiology and Acid Base Balance
Chapter 10  Exercise Physiology - Integration of Physiology
Chapter 11  Reproduction and Fetal Development

Cheryl Watson, PhD-Central Connecticut State University

Cheryl L. Watson is a Professor in the Department of Biomolecular Sciences, Central Connecticut State University.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Western Washington University, in Bellingham, Washington and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Hawaii, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She did postdoctoral fellowships in the Physiology Department at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and in the Cardiology Department of the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland.  She has taught physiology, anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology at Central Connecticut State University since 1997, and has received two University teaching awards.

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ISBN-13: 9781284035179

Answers to In-Text Questions
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