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Pathophysiology—a key piece in the foundation of nursing clinical education—is often an insurmountable barrier for students, overwhelming them with copious amounts of complicated information. Pathophysiology: A Practical Approach is the practical guide that faculty and students have been asking for. Designed with the student in mind, this innovative text omits extraneous information and gives pertinent content proper context and meaning with its readable format and student-friendly graphs and illustrations.
This groundbreaking text provides a springboard for faculty and students to come together as co-learners to explore this fascinating topic. During this process, content is no longer simply deposited into the students in a formulaic manner; rather, an accessible style and robust interactivities empower the student to think critically. Combined with dynamic technology solutions, this exciting new text gives students a firm understanding of the topic and prepares them for an increasingly complex work environment.
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
Teaching pathophysiology for more than 6 years and nursing for more than 15 years, I noticed a lack of pathophysiology books that students could relate to, and high student frustration in learning the convoluted material. This book will provide the right fit with a practical guide to pathophysiology by providing information in a student-friendly, understandable way. This is a book where extraneous information is omitted, leaving only necessary information. The information in this book will be presented in an more accessible manner by considering readability, providing colorful graphics, and giving the content context and meaning.
This ground-breaking book will provide a springboard for faculty and students to come together as co-learners to explore this fascinating content. As this co-learning is stimulated, pathophysiology is no longer just mindlessly deposited into the students in a stifling manner; rather, learning for the students and the faculty becomes an empowerment pedagogy. This book will provide students with an understandable and practical resource for learning pathophysiology. The faculty will have a resource that speaks to students and resources to engage students. Health professionals will be able to refer the book to refresh their memory on concepts in a pragmatic way.
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Features & Benefits
The Integrated Teaching and Learning Package!
To help meet the changing needs of today's faculty and students, this text has been fully integrated with a full suite of instructor and student ancillaries, helping instructors teach more efficiently and students learn more effectively.
All materials are formatted for online course management systems and can be customized to fit course needs. For access to online Instructor Resources, contact your account specialist.
• Classroom Activities
• Image Bank
• PowerPoint Slides
• Sample Syllabi
The companion Web site, specifically designed to complement Pathophysiology, offers students an unprecedented degree of integration between the text and online world through many useful study tools, including:
• Animated Flashcards
• Case Studies
• Chapter Objectives
• Crossword Puzzles
• Interactive Anatomy and Physiology Review
• Interactive Glossary
• Journal Article Links
• Student Pre-Test Questions
• Web Links
Pathyophysiology: A Practical Approach focuses on driving comprehension through a variety of strategies that meet the learning needs of students while generating enthusiasm about the topic. This interactive approach addresses different learning styles, making this the ideal text to ensure mastery of key concepts. The pedagogical aids that appear in most chapters include the following:
• Chapter Objectives
• Key Terms
• Learning Points
• Myth Busters
• Critical Cases
• Chapter Summary
• Learning Aids
Chapter 1 Cellular Function
Chapter 2 Body Defenses
Chapter 3 Hematopoietic Function
Chapter 4 Cardiovascular Function
Chapter 5 Respiratory Function
Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Homeostasis
Chapter 7 Urinary Function
Chapter 8 Reproductive Function
Chapter 9 Gastrointestinal Function
Chapter 10 Endocrine Function
Chapter 11 Neural Function
Chapter 12 Musculoskeletal Function
Chapter 13 Integumentary Function
Chapter 14 Sensory Function