Completely revised and expanded, the second edition of Case Studies for Understanding the Human Body is the ideal resource for students enrolled in any Anatomy and Physiology or Human Biology Course. The case studies work well in a cooperative learning setting where students work together to review and solve open-ended questions associated with each case. The exercises are also perfect for individual homework assignments. The discussions cover common diseases of all major organ systems and present related topics that are often part of course discussion. New topics for the second edition include new chapters on the digestive, respiratory, and nervous system, as well as new chapters on the senses. Students will benefit from the real-world case studies discussed in the text and develop communication and critical thinking skills they will use throughout their lives.
New Chapter topics of the Second Edition:
- Chapter 6, Elephant man and the Lymphatic System
- Chapter 10, Digestive System - Case discussing Jimi Hendrix
- Chapter 11, Digestive System - Case discussing Karen Carpenter and Anorexia
- Chapter 13, Circulatory System - Case discussing Temple of Doom and Cardiac Electrical Function
- Chapter 16, Respiratory System - Case discussing Broken Arrow and Trachea
- Chapter 22, Nervous System - Case discussing High noon and Reflexes
- Chapter 23, Nervous System - Case discussing Papillon
- Chapter 24, Nervous System - Case discussing Senatory Kennedy and the Brain
- Chapter 25, Neuromuscular - Case discussing Botox
- Chapter 28, Senses - Case discussing Ben Franklin's Bifocals
- Chapter 29, Senses - Case discussingn Chocolate and Taste
- Chaper 30, Senses - Case discussing Chateau Lafite and Olfaction
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Features & Benefits
- Each exercise begins with a brief narrative that personalizes the patient.
- Questions following each case are designed to lead the student through key points of the exercise and help them retain the important information discussed.
- Many cases end with Integrative Challenge Questions to get students thinking about interactions between different body systems.
Written as a useful resource and study aide for those students enrolled in an Anatomy and Physiology or Human Biology course.
Stanton Braude-Washington University in St. Louis and The International Center for Tropical Ecology
Stanton Braude is on the faculty of the University of Missouri in St. Louis and Washington University. He is author of over 30 scientific articles and reviews in four languages. He has been teaching college biology for the past 20 years and has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology for nursing students since 1992. He was recognized as the Outstanding College Biology Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Biology Teachers in 2004.
Additional Titles by this Author
- ISBN-13: 9781449604998
Deena Goran-John Burroughs School and the University College of Washington University
Deena Goran is on the faculty of the John Burroughs School and the University College of Washington University. She has taught in the Physical Therapy Program at Washington University School of medicine for three years and has been teaching 7th-12th grade biology for the past 11 years. She also currently teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology at Washington University in University College.