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Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology. For Nursing and Healthcare Students. Edition No. 3

  • ID: 5186846
  • Book
  • August 2020
  • 592 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd

The third edition of Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the structure and function of the human body. Written with the needs of nursing and healthcare students in mind, this bestselling textbook incorporates clinical examples and scenarios throughout to illustrate how the topics covered are applied in practice. Hundreds of full-colour illustrations complement numerous case studies encompassing all fields of nursing practice, alongside learning outcomes, self-assessment tests, chapter summaries, and other effective learning tools.

This latest edition has been thoroughly updated by a team of international contributors to reflect the current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Standards for Education, with enhanced online learning resources including an image bank, a searchable online glossary, flashcards, interactive multiple-choice questions, and more. Offering a user-friendly introduction to anatomy and physiology, this textbook:

  • Provides a variety of clinical scenarios and examples to relate theory to practice
  • Outlines the disorders associated with each chapter’s topic
  • Presents information on medicines management for each body system
  • Is written by an international team
  • Features extensive supplementary online resources for both students and instructors
  • Is available with accompanying study guide, Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Workbook

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology is the perfect introduction to the subject for student nurses, particularly those in the first year of their course, healthcare assistants and nursing associates, and other allied health students.

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Chapter 1 Basic scientific principles of physiology

Chapter 2 Cells, cellular compartments, transport systems, fluid movement between compartments 

Chapter 3 Genetics 

Chapter 4 Tissue

Chapter 5 Embryology

Chapter 6 The muscular system

Chapter 7 The skeletal system

Chapter 8 The circulatory system 

Chapter 9 The cardiac system 

Chapter 10 The digestive system 

Chapter 11 The renal system

Chapter 12 The respiratory system 

Chapter 13 The reproductive systems 

Chapter 14 The nervous system 

Chapter 15 The senses 

Chapter 16 The endocrine system 

Chapter 17 The immune system 

Chapter 18 The skin 

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Ian Peate School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Suzanne Evans
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